Ansoft Announces SIMPLORER/ADVISOR Solution

March 25, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Ansoft Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA) announced the integration of Ansoft's SIMPLORER with ADVISOR (ADvanced VehIcle SimulatOR), a widely used software tool created by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The combined solution, which enables engineers to evaluate and optimize new energy-efficient vehicle technologies, is now available.

"More than 4,000 ADVISOR users can now take advantage of SIMPLORER to perform system-level drive-cycle simulation," said Uwe Knorr, product marketing manager for Ansoft. "Engineers can evaluate the impact of today's complex and power-demanding electrical systems and optimize overall vehicle performance."

The new automotive system design solution combines the strengths of SIMPLORER, which accurately predicts electrical system behavior, and ADVISOR, which performs overall vehicle system analysis. The integrated solution enables engineers to evaluate and analyze advanced propulsion and electrical systems technologies.