Getting Started with Simulation on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform #7: How to Keep the Rider and the Battery Cool

Thanks to everyone who attended the seventh live webinar in our series, Getting Started with 3DEXPERIENCE® Works: How Do You Keep the Bike Rider and the Battery Cool? We appreciate your participation. Please keep the feedback coming so we can keep creating webinars to best suit your needs.

Better Together

Electrification of everyday products is the new way of life, which puts a lot of responsibility on battery performance. Keeping batteries cool is the most pressing problem for thermal engineers.

Utilizing SOLIDWORKS with 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation can help advance the innovation of a design and the simulation of parts and assemblies, such as the challenges in designing an aerodynamic e-bike with a cool battery. As you may already know, SOLIDWORKS enables you to create detailed and accurate models, while 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation can analyze real-world fluid dynamics on your SOLIDWORKS projects. This marriage of convenience and innovation is demonstrated in the webinar on a model of an e-bike designed with SOLIDWORKS.

The design and simulation combination (MODSIM) enables early detection of design flaws and potential product failures and integrating 3D CAD and FEA technologies is a comprehensive, cost-effective, and efficient approach to preventing downstream manufacturing issues.

The Importance of Understanding Fluid Dynamics

Batteries can overheat or even explode if not properly designed. Understanding how heat is generated and dissipated is essential to ensuring the safety of an e-bike rider and the longevity of the battery. Heat can also affect battery efficiency. Too much heat can degrade battery materials, reducing battery life and the ability to hold a charge. The webinar will show how 3DEXPERIENCE Works helps optimize cooling systems, ensuring the e-bike battery operates optimally.

An intelligent e-bike design that considers thermal management can deliver a more reliable battery. Battery reliability is especially important for e-bikes, which may be used for commuting or longer rides where battery failure can cause great inconvenience. A better design may optimize performance by adjusting the arrangement of battery cells. Analyzing fluid dynamics can also maximize the design’s enclosures and cooling systems to augment heat dissipation.

Understanding both fluid dynamics and heat transfer can inform better design decisions, thereby improving the safety, performance, and reliability of e-bike batteries. Therefore, they are crucial aspects to consider in the design and simulation process.

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As you will see in the webinar, the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables you to easily share your designs with others in real time with a web-based viewer—no CAD or simulation software required. Collaboration with team members, including suppliers and customers, is simplified. Therefore, decision-making is streamlined as all stakeholders can participate in the process by accessing SOLIDWORKS files from the office, at home, or anywhere with an internet connection.

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Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.