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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.

April 20, 2022
Jens Cornelis and Markus Ihmsen
Preoneers all over the globe know, that there is no such thing as an ordinary PreonLab release. But this time, we have something very special for you. Not only because the FIFTY2 engineers are numberphiles and version 5.2 is special for us for obvious reasons. But also because PreonLab 5.2 will push things to the limit, starting with Continuous Particle Size giving more degrees of freedom and a significantly improved workflow. But there is even more. Don‘t miss the news and join us for this event!
March 30, 2022
Jan Viher
Water management is an important aspect of vehicle design. It includes everything from soiling and wading to splashing and the impact this has on the vehicle’s aerodynamics. Even the vehicle’s windshield wipers are part of it, as is the investigation of possible water infiltration. The effects include not only dirty windshields and vehicle bodies, but also contamination of ADAS/AD sensors and even deformation of the vehicle’s exterior surface. So it represents not only an aesthetic issue, but also a safety risk.
February 15, 2022
Dr. Alexander Oliva and Shreyas Joshi
The simulation of a gearbox represents one of the most challenging topics in conventional CFD, since the complex geometries, the free surface of the oil and the dynamics of the system can only be solved with the very highest effort. For electric axle systems in particular, a robust oiling concept is a very important milestone in development due to the high number of revolutions, which is usually only validated on the test bench at a fairly late stage.
November 08, 2021
We are excited to announce the release of PreonLab 5.1. It is packed with features that improve reliability, performance and usability across a wide range of applications. Here are some of the highlights: Snow Solver: The Snow Solver is now up to five times faster when simulating big chunks of snow. Thermodynamics & Boundary Conditions: Improve your simulation results with an enhanced set of boundary conditions that allow for more detailed scene initialization or updates in a co-simulation environment, especially in thermodynamics simulations. Multiphase Simulation: The Preon Solver has been optimized for low- and high-density contrast multiphase simulations. Adaptive Resolution: Better integration with other features opens up adaptive resolution for more applications. Not convinced? There is also a 20% performance boost. Adjustable Units: Meter or millimeter? Seconds or hours? Choose whatever fits best for your current application. This is just a selection of new features and improvements. Check out the changelog to learn about all changes. And enjoy our PreonLab 5.1 Release Event to learn more about what‘s going on in the PreonLab ecosystem.   Make sure to follow us on LinkedIn so that you don’t miss new videos, case studies and updates!
October 18, 2021
Markus Ihmsen, Jens Cornelis, Jennifer Weiche and Jan Viher
Our R&D team has worked hard to make PreonLab 5.1 real. It is packed with entirely new options for the most prominent simulation challenges solved with PreonLab. New physical models broaden the scope of possible applications. Numerical improvements shorten computation times even further. On top of that, we have thoroughly revised and extended how PreonLab handles statistic data to enhance the usability, once more. Stay tuned for more insights of this release in November 2021 & register to be part of the release event and be one of the firsts to get to know the new and enhanced features!
October 07, 2021
Dr. Alexander Oliva
The simulation of a gearbox represents one of the most challenging topics in classical CFD, since the complex geometries, the free surface of the oil and the dynamics of the system can only be solved with the very highest effort for classical CFD methods. Especially for electric axle systems, a robust oiling concept is a very important milestone in the development due to the high number of revolutions, which is usually validated quite late on the test bench.
May 20, 2021
Jan Viher
Vehicle soiling phenomena can be a major safety hazard due to obstructed driver’s visibility of the road or abnormal operation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). In this webinar you will learn how to address both challenges in a virtual testing environment early in the vehicle development process.    
May 05, 2021
Jens Cornelis and Markus Ihmsen
Get ready for the »NEXT LEVEL«. Join us to celebrate the release of PreonLab 5.0 and be the first to learn about the new features.
July 30, 2020
Jan Viher
Vehicle water wading and rain water management are two of the main liquid-dominated vehicle body problems which, instead of performing high cost real-life experiments, can be simulated in a virtual environment. Addressing these challenges in a virtual environment requires in-depth engineering expertise and a powerful yet efficient computational tool. Virtual development provides additional insights and makes design variants possible early in the design cycle. During this webinar you will discover what makes AVL’s solution ideal for these kinds of engineering challenges, and how simulations can be a real alternative to testing.  
January 18, 2020
Markus Ihmsen
Do you want to develop your gearboxes faster and more cost-efficiently? Do you need to avoid unnecessary losses caused by the oil sump, optimize the lubrication of the bearings and improve the cooling concept? Then don’t miss this webinar.