Chungbuk National University uses Simcenter Amesim to develop solutions for future transportation challenges

By margaretfox
Five students using Siemens technology.

Educating students about digital transformation

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, our daily lives have experienced significant changes, marked by a rapid increase in digital device usage. The pandemic has particularly impacted the education sector, making on-site education and job-related training for students nearly impossible, while the industrial field has seen a surge in digital transformation and innovation during this period. 

Chungbuk National University (CBNU) School of Mechanical Engineering, located in the heart of South Korea, has embraced this challenge, integrating Siemens Digital Industries Software solutions, such as Simcenter™ Amesim™ software, into its curriculum for on-site job and design education. Simcenter Amesim is part of the Siemens Xcelerator business platform of software, hardware and services.

Students use Simcenter Amesim in class at the Chungbuk National University. Four students sit at a table facing a projected screen.
Students using Simcenter Amesim in class.

Using Simcenter Amesim to drive digital transformation in on-site education

CBNU has established a system that enables students to use Simcenter Amesim for remote and in-person education. Students can use Simcenter Amesim in various research and educational activities across multiple laboratories, positioning them as design experts at the forefront of industries such as materials science, aerospace and automotive. 

Designing technology for electric vehicle battery cooling

Professor Seok-Ho Rhi’s research team at CBNU is leveraging Simcenter Amesim in undergraduate and graduate design education to create cooling methods for heat pipe cooling systems. Using Simcenter Amesim and its features, such as one-dimensional design technology, enables the team to quickly and optimally design cooling systems.

Maximizing efficiency for autonomous electric vehicles

Graduate students in Professor Jong-Ho Shin’s lab at CBNU have been using Simcenter Amesim to enhance autonomous electric vehicles in their digital design projects. By using Simcenter Amesim and its advanced simulation capabilities, the students can model and analyze various subsystems within the autonomous electric vehicle.

Four students are pictured standing around an autonomous electric vehicle. They used Simcenter Amesim to enhance their design.
Autonomous vehicle competition.

Pioneering South Korea’s future in space exploration

The researchers in Professor Kyu-Bok Ahn’s Advanced Propulsion Research Lab at CBNU are driving innovation in rocket propulsion systems. Using the powerful capabilities of Simcenter Amesim, they are designing cutting-edge rocket propulsion systems that will play a crucial role in South Korea’s future rocket launches and space exploration missions.

Researchers at Chungbuk National University’s Advanced Propulsion Research Lab are using Simcenter Amesim to pave the way for a new era of space exploration for South Korea and beyond.

Pioneering fuel cell technology for a sustainable future

Graduate students in professor KiBum Kim’s lab at CBNU are leveraging Simcenter Amesim to design and optimize fuel cells for a more sustainable future. Students are using Simcenter Amesim features to address real-world challenges in fuel cell design and integration. Collaborating with industry stakeholders, policymakers and fellow researchers, the students in Professor KiBum Kim’s lab are contributing to the global push for a clean energy future. Their work on fuel cell technology and hydrogen infrastructure will play a crucial role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving energy security and fostering sustainable development.

Using Simcenter Amesim and its advanced simulation tools, the students can analyze various aspects of fuel cell performance, such as efficiency, durability and power output.

Using Simcenter Amesim Academic Bundle License supports specialized design education to train future automotive professionals. This program is playing an essential role in improving design capabilities for job and research activities required for digital transformation in the industry. Read the full CBNU case study here. Learn more about Siemens University partnerships and how Siemens empowers education and startups here!

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