Caso de Sucesso Edison2 - Siemens PLM


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O Carro do futuro é extremamente leve e inteiramente desenhando no Solid Edge!
Descubra como a Edison2 participou e ganhou o X-Prize levando um premio de 5 milhões de dólares usando a tecnologia da Siemens PLM e projetando um carro de alta eficiência energética.

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Caso de Sucesso Edison2 - Siemens PLM

  1. 1. Solid EdgeEdison2The car of the future is very light, and entirely designed using Solid EdgeIndustryAutomotive andtransportationBusiness challengesConcept car needs to beredesigned to be moreconsumer-friendlyOriginal design work used ahistory-based modelingapproachKeys to successFast changes to original CADgeometry using synchronoustechnologyAutomatic updates to inter-linked components Synchronous technology speeds energy contained in one gallon of pumpResults the transition from prize-winning gasoline; this measure was used as a way of including electric vehicles in the compe-Car designed using Solid Edge concept vehicle to preproductionwon $5 million X Prize (main- tition). Kuttner assembled a “dream team” prototype from the top ranks of sports car category)Changes to existing CAD $5 million prize winner “We entered the competition expecting tomodels are made in minutes; Edison2 was founded by Virginia real build an electric or electric-hybrid vehicle,”without synchronous technol- estate developer and automotive entrepre- says Brad Jaeger, director of R&D (researchogy the same changes could neur Oliver Kuttner, in response to a and development) at Edison2. “But ourtake days challenge – the Progressive Insurance early analyses showed that instead of lug-Innovations and lessons Automotive X Prize competition. This com- ging around hundreds of pounds oflearned with concept car will petition offered a top prize of $10 million batteries, a car would get better mileage iflead to greater fuel efficiency to the team that could create a safe, clean, it were lightweight and had low aerody-in production cars production-capable, well-performing namic drag.” That led Edison2 to choose a vehicle that gets over 100 miles per gallon more conventional power source for its equivalent (MPGe, or the amount of competition vehicle: a heavily modified
  2. 2. “Anyone who has an interest in design should consider Solid Edge with synchronous technology. It’s brilliant.”Ron MathisChief of DesignEdison2 Yamaha WR250 250cc single-cylinder, emissions (82.6 grams/mile CO2) of all internal combustion engine. contest entries, including the electrics and hybrids. The resulting car, which ended up winning the $5 million mainstream class of the X Evolving the winning concept toward Prize (vehicles with space for 4 passengers production and cargo), weighed only 830 pounds. The Edison2 concept car that won the $5 Unlike some of the cars in the contest, million prize was designed entirely using which were modified versions of small Solid Edge® software from Siemens PLM production vehicles such as a Prius and a Software. The team’s chief of design, Ron Smart Car, the Edison2 was designed from Mathis, had been using Solid Edge for scratch. Every component was evaluated about 10 years at the time Edison2 was and redesigned when necessary with an founded and, given the tight, two-year eye toward simplicity, strength and low timeframe for the X Prize, he wanted to weight. For example, its brake calipers, stick with the solution he had already used which usually weigh several pounds, are to design a number of successful race cars. less than one pound; lug nuts are 0.2 “One of the cars Ron designed using Solid ounces instead of 1 ounce. Edge came in third in its class at Le Mans this year, so he knew Solid Edge had the In terms of performance, the Edison2 was functionality he needed, in addition to a huge success. It achieved the lowest being easy to use,” says Jaeger. coefficient of drag of any multi-passenger vehicle ever tested at the GM wind tunnel. In their efforts to make their car as light as At the Chelsea Proving Grounds, it had the possible, the Edison2 designers relied on best results ever recorded for a coast-down the functionality of Solid Edge for deter- test, which is a way of looking at drag and mining the weight of digital components includes rolling resistance. The car’s fuel and assemblies. “This was invaluable,” mileage ratings, as determined by the X Jaeger notes. “It gave us the direction we Prize Foundation and confirmed by needed as we were designing the car.” Argonne National Labs using standard Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Now, with the X Prize competition over, testing protocols, were 129.6 MPGe on the Edison2 is using the lessons learned there highway test, and 110.8 MPGe in com- to create a highly fuel efficient, next-gen- bined city and highway driving. Equally eration car that the company hopes will impressive is the fact that the Edison2 car eventually go into production. Called the had the lowest amount of greenhouse gas Very Light Car, this differs from the
  3. 3. concept car in ways that make it moreconsumer-friendly, such as larger doors,and larger wheels with more powerfulbrakes, to name a few of the changes.Making these modifications has gonefaster than expected because, sincedesigning the concept car, Edison2upgraded to Solid Edge with synchronoustechnology. “Synchronous technology ishelping us develop the Very Light Car in avery short timeframe,” says Jaeger. “Weplan on using synchronous technology a designer to use either as needed. As anlot in developing the next-generation car, added bonus synchronous technology canand it’s really going to cut down on the also edit imported models not matter whattime to production with our preproduction CAD system was used to create them,” heprototype.” explains.An easy way to work with history-based As an example of how Edison2 benefitsmodels from synchronous technology, JaegerThe original Solid Edge designs that are points to changes they made to the brakenow being modified were created using an system. “We opened the original Solid Edgeorder-based modeling approach. There is assembly and using synchronous technol-no problem importing these into Solid ogy we were able to instantly modify theEdge with synchronous technology, rotor by adding two inches to the diameteraccording to Jaeger. “Solid Edge is as well as increasing the thickness,” Jaegerdesigned to work with both ordered or says. “Then we created a few live sections,synchronous features and allows the placed some critical dimensions and then modified the part. All this took about two minutes. Without synchronous technology, this change could have taken days.” The rotor is part of an assembly, and because the parts in the assembly were interlinked, associated components updated automati- cally. “Without synchronous technology, we might have had to redesign the entire brake system,” he adds. The ability to make even fairly extensive design changes so quickly is allowing Edison2 to incorporate its concepts into a safe, comfortable car for the driving public in an amazingly short period of time. Another example is the work being done to strengthen the frame, which illustrates why fast design changes are crucial to get- ting the next-generation design even better. “As we move forward toward a car that will meet, pass and exceed FMVSS crash test standards, we’re developing the frame to absorb more energy as it hits things,” explains the chief of design,
  4. 4. Solutions/Services Solid Edge with synchronous technology Customer’s primary business Edison2 combines physics with innovative design to produce workable and sus- tainable transportation solutions. Customer location Lynchburg, Virginia United States Mathis. “It’s an iterative process and syn- efficient to drive, but cradle-to-grave envi- chronous technology is golden for ronmentally more responsible. Less mass allowing us to make changes quickly and means fewer material inputs. Energy-“We plan on using synchro- easily. We can then simulate the new intensive materials and hazardous or nous technology a lot in design using nonlinear finite element anal- scarce materials are largely being avoided developing the next-genera- ysis, and make more design changes based in favor of conventional materials, such as tion car, and it’s really going on those results,” Mathis adds. aluminum and steel, that are readily avail- to cut down on the time to able, easily made in volume, and production with our pre-pro- Edison2’s innovations in automotive effi- completely recyclable. “The Very Light Car duction prototype.” ciency apply regardless of power source. In has the potential to be the car platform of Brad Jaeger addition to improving gas mileage in a car the future, and Solid Edge is helping make Director of R & D with an internal combustion engine, the it happen,” Jaeger concludes. Edison2 Very Light Car’s chassis and body will make hybrid and electric cars more efficient as well, helping solve their problems with range and performance. The Very Light Car is a more sustainable vehicle – not just Siemens Industry Software Americas +1 800 807 2200 © 2011 Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. All rights reserved. Siemens and the Siemens logo are Europe +44 (0) 1202 243455 registered trademarks of Siemens AG. D-Cubed, Femap, Geolus, GO PLM, I-deas, Insight, JT, NX, Parasolid, Solid Edge, Asia-Pacific +852 2230 3308 Teamcenter, Tecnomatix and Velocity Series are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other logos, trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks used herein are the property of their respective holders. Z16 25344 9/11 B