News | May 11, 2017

IDS At NAFEMS World Congress 2017

Source: IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi S.p.A.
IDS At NAFEMS World Congress 2017
Picture courtesy of Piaggio / HIRF-SE.

IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi will participate at NAFEMS – NWC World Congress 2017 which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, from June 11 to June 14. At the congress of the International Association for the Engineering Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Community, IDS will present the “EM Technology Maturity: EM CAE Reliability Through Complex Application Physical Testing” paper on two case histories. The presentation will be held during Session 8, 8J “Electromagnetics”, on Wednesday 14th.

The recent progresses made in electromagnetics and in high performance HW solutions have enabled electromagnetic engineers to build and simulate high-fidelity models (digital mock-up) of very complex platforms in an accurate and effective way. The digital mock-up allows the prediction of electromagnetic performance throughout the product life cycle and requires a multidisciplinary approach. The paper that will be presented by IDS engineers at NWC World Congress 2017 describes its successful application into two very complex case histories which concern an innovative Electromagnetic (EM) shield design for naval applications and on the support to High Intensity Radiated Field (HIRF) certification for aircrafts.

Electromagnetics has an expanding role in our daily lives. Today’s products rely more on electrical and electronic components and sensors and require constant connectivity (e.g. internet of things, mobile communications, driverless cars, precision farming). Consequently, their electromagnetic performance, susceptibility to an external source and their potential hazardous radiation on people and other systems must be properly designed, assessed and verified. The unavoidable co-site and external environment interferences or potential hazardous situations, which have already been experienced in the aerospace and defense fields, now ought to be addressed in more applications and in the commercial market too both at system and component level.

Since High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) and lightning certification which are used in aeronautical market are mainly based on time consuming and expensive testing activities, industries are pushing towards to numerical modeling and performance predictions which represent a strong requirement and are likely to be extended to the automotive sector where safety critical systems are scrutinized (e.g. driverless car). This being said, electromagnetic engineering, based on the concurrent use of virtual testing and physical testing, is a key factor to reduce time-to-market, design cost while abiding by the safety requirements. Furthermore, the employment of a digital mock-up can be extended from complex and high tech applications to many others affecting our everyday lives.

SOURCE: IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi S.p.A.