Breakthrough EV Design Process: Altair, JLR & Danecca Awarded Funding

A consortium led by Altair, a leader in computational science and AI, has been awarded funding through the Faraday Battery Challenge to revolutionize electric vehicle (EV) design. JLR and battery manufacturer Danecca join Altair in this project to create a new, lighter EV body with more battery space without compromising weight.

Collaborative Innovation

Altair will leverage its technology to develop lighter, more efficient prototypes. JLR will utilize Altair’s C123 process for body-in-white structure development and optimize designs with Altair® OptiStruct™ – a leading FEA solver within the Altair® HyperWorks® design and simulation platform.

Excited for the Future

“We’re thrilled to collaborate on this innovative project and support the next generation of EVs,” said Royston Jones, senior vice president of automotive at Altair. “Our tools will enable the consortium to develop a new design process for lighter, more energy-efficient EVs.”

Supporting Sustainable Mobility

Paul Haney, battery technology senior manager at JLR, added, “We’re excited to be part of this project with Altair and Danecca. This research marks a significant step towards creating EVs that deliver sustainable e-mobility for the future.”

Partnerships for Progress

Danson Michael Joseph, managing director at Danecca, stated, “Partnering with Altair and JLR on this project allows Danecca to advance EV and battery technology. Our expertise, combined with Altair’s tools, will create more efficient battery installations for the next generation of EVs.”

Looking Ahead

The project runs from February 1st, 2023, to January 31st, 2025, with continuous exploration for improvements via simulation after prototype component orders. Research results remain with JLR, Danecca, and Altair for future use.

This collaborative effort promises significant advancements in EV design and paves the way for lighter, more efficient, and sustainable electric vehicles for the future.

Key Takeaways:

  • Altair, JLR, and Danecca collaborate on a project funded by the Faraday Battery Challenge.
  • The project aims to develop a new, lighter EV body with more battery space without adding weight.
  • Altair provides simulation and data analytics tools, and JLR applies its C123 process and utilizes Altair® OptiStruct™ for optimization.
  • The project runs from February 1st, 2023, to January 31st, 2025, with ongoing research and development.
  • All research results remain with the consortium for future use.

This project signifies a significant step towards creating lighter, more efficient, and sustainable electric vehicles for the future.

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