An electric vehicle inverter undergoing large scale vibration analysis in the cloud-native SimScale engineering simulation software. (Photo: Business Wire)

MUNICH—SimScale GmbH recently introduced new simulation features—including large scale vibration analysis and modal-based harmonics—for engineers focused on structural and mechanical simulation for compliance testing of electric vehicle components, the company said in a release.

SimScale is a cloud-native engineering simulation software used globally by the automotive, manufacturing, medical, turbomachinery, buildings, and electronics industries.

With the release of modal-based harmonics in SimScale, engineers can now perform vibration analysis on complex CAD models using a single analysis type that automatically outputs full response spectrums, according to the release.

SimScale is inviting engineers to watch a demo of a vibration analysis on an electric vehicle (EV) inverter. The model will be used to showcase the newly released modal-based workflow and show how a full shaker table test regime can be efficiently replicated by running multi-axis tests simultaneously with parallel computation in the cloud.

These types of tests are critical in the product development process to comply with safety requirements and international standards. Using simulation to replicate physical tests can save engineers significant amounts of time and cost, SimScale said in the release.

SimScale said engineers can watch the webinar to learn how to create a free account in SimScale and get started in minutes. They can upload CAD files to SimScale and prepare it for FEA simulation, perform accurate vibration assessments, and apply global damping and automatically resolve resonant response around natural frequencies.

In addition, engineers can simulate multi-directional shaker table testing in parallel, post-process simulation results online, and extract valuable insights about their products, the company said. More information on how SimScale’s cloud-based computer-aided engineering (CAE) platform can help designers is available on SimScale’s blog. (