STOCKHOLM—Hexagn AB and JSOL Corp. have formed a strategic partnership to to accelerate EV power train design with virtual prototyping and multi-physics simulation. It will engineers to reliably predict the durability, efficiency, thermal management, and noise and vibration at the component, subsystem and system level.

The partnership will enable customers to combine Hexagon's extensive engineering simulation software suite with JSOL’a electromagnetic field analysis software to solve a full spectrum of system design problems in the virtual world more quickly, thoroughly and cost effectively than physical prototyping allows.

"As the move toward electrification accelerates, new challenges need to be addressed to improve vehicle performance characteristics, from the component to system level,” says Mahesh Kailasam, general manager of design and engineering at Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division. “For example, improvements to noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) performance now require simulation solutions to provide answers at much higher frequency ranges.

“Our partnership with JSOL solidifies our commitment to serve our existing and new customers in this rapidly evolving market,” explains Kailasam. “To stay ahead in the market, electromagnetic power trains need to be very efficient and light, using new designs, materials and manufacturing techniques.”