Virtual Performance Solution
ESI’s flagship software is a unique solution allowing manufacturers to face emerging design challenges — including those related to lightweight, green and autonomous vehicles — while avoiding over-engineering. It enables design and simulation engineers to test rapidly their innovations on virtual prototypes, rather than real ones. Virtual Performance Solution (VPS) also offers a distinctive approach, allowing the virtual testing of product performance across multiple domains using a single core model.
HONDA R&D has been using ESI’s Virtual Performance Solution for over 20 years. Today, we are leveraging the capacities of Virtual Performance Solution’s single-core model on a full car for our latest vehicle platform development. The consistent chaining of virtual manufacturing results and virtual performance — not only for crash and safety domains but also for NVH and durability — is a definite technological breakthrough. Virtual Performance Solution enables us to ensure the right levels of product performance for lightweight design, and to face challenges related to evolving regulations.
Ensuring Safety Requirement for Electric Vehicle Equipment
Using Virtual Performance Solution has enabled us to virtually validate our crash scenario for the generator’s fuel tank and to demonstrate that our trailer brings more energy absorption capacity. Integrating ESI’s latest water management module for tank sloshing in our model has been particularly efficient to accurately model the content of the tank and get more realistic results.
Virtual Performance Solution originated from the first ever crash simulation software, PAM-CRASH, and was developed thanks to close collaboration between ESI and leading automotive OEMs. Click here to find out more about the history of Virtual Performance Solution.