Formula Student is the world’s biggest competition for engineers developing race cars. As the competition is the ideal possibility to acquire design skills, Aalen University of Applied Science engineering students also participate in the electric vehicle racing series. Founded in 2009, the E-Motion Rennteam Aalen is one of over 600 global university teams competing in 18 races with cars they design and build from scratch.
To provide students with the means to master the challenges of developing a race car, Siemens PLM Software supports the E-Motion Rennteam with product lifecycle management software. Using NX, Simcenter Amesim and Teamcenter the team excels at Formula Student competition.
They used Simcenter Amesim to verify the design of their cars’ cooling systems by modeling and analyzing mechatronics systems. Simcenter Amesim gave them the opportunity to simulate the behavior of the cooling system before modeling its geometry in CAD.