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Innovation corner

There is always one more shot to solve the unsolved problem. Tinkering around, entering the unknown and starting over again is our approach to push the boundaries and create next level innovations. Stay tuned for PreonLab updates, new researches, groundbreaking innovation and upcoming events.

September 23, 2019
We are very excited to announce the release of PreonLab 4.0. This major release expands, improves, and accelerates the core capabilities of PreonLab, highlighted by the following features: Snow solver: PreonLab continues to push the boundaries of particle-based simulations with the introduction of a semi-implicit snow solver. More accurate fluid solver: The updated Preon solver is able to capture even more phenomena and requires less parameter calibration. Implicit thermodynamics solver: The thermodynamics solver now supports much larger timesteps via implicit integration, greatly improving performance. Local fluid refinement (experimental): It is now possible to use two particle sizes in the same simulation, reducing computation time and the amount of generated particle data. This is just a selection of new features. PreonLab 4.0 is a truly massive update that also introduces improved file management, enhanced rendering capabilities, air pressure force fields, faster MPI, an improved car suspension model, arbitrarily shaped volume sensors and much more. We will publish videos showcasing some of the new features in the coming weeks. Make sure to follow us on LinkedIn so that you don’t miss them!
April 28, 2019
Electric motors have high operating efficiency, but they also produce large amounts of heat. Removing this heat and keeping the motor at a prescribed temperature range is key for high performance and sustainability of the electric engine. Using our CFD solution PreonLab, a simulation enables engineers to analyze the lubrication and cooling efficiency resulting from a centrifugal liquid spray.
February 14, 2019
Alexander Oliva
Efficient and safe water management is an important aspect in the vehicle development process. Virtual prototyping greatly contributes in terms of design variations, shape optimization and wetting prevention.  
March 07, 2018
David Greif and Andrew Martin
Does this sound familiar to you – are you looking to optimize the design of the vehicle for water passage? Or would you like to optimize rain water evacuation in order to prevent corrosion and icing?