Turntide Leverages Ansys to Reduce Costs for EVs
Ansys simulation solutions help develop Turntide's zero-emissions electric powertrain components and battery systems for electric vehicles, company says.
January 18, 2023
Turntide Technologies (Turntide), developer of electrification and sustainable operations technologies, is leveraging Ansys solutions to produce electric vehicle powertrain components that help its customers transform commercial and industrial vehicles from gas and diesel engines to clean battery electric machines, the companies report.
Turntide is focused on supplying electrification solutions for commercial and industrial vehicles, such as construction equipment, agricultural machines, trains, marine and freight movers. These vehicles have sustainability challenges related to their heavy-duty loads, work cycles and vibration.
Turntide uses a suite of Ansys tools to design and test components for construction equipment such as front wheel loaders or mini excavators. These simulations show the impact of extreme scenarios including weather, vibration, impact and corrosive exposure to salt, sand and chemicals and provide performance and safety data.
“Typically, testing a product prototype for electromagnetic compatibility at an accredited test facility costs more than $34,000 over a two-week period,” says Biswadip Shome, senior director, simulation and analysis at Turntide. “Instead of performing prototype-based trial and error solutioning, which is not only time consuming but also expensive, a physics-based simulation using Ansys toolsets provides a significant business advantage.”
Critical simulations for inverters, one of the most important components for electric vehicles, are conducted for shock and vibration to ensure the printed circuit board assembly can endure rugged environments, and thermal systems are simulated to evaluate coolant pressure drops and effectiveness in harsh climates.
“It's astounding to see the energy and carbon emissions savings that Turntide is achieving by using Ansys simulation to develop electric powertrains,” says Walt Hearn, vice president of worldwide sales and customer excellence at Ansys.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.