Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Banks on HEEDS to Help Win EcoCar2 Competition

The EcoCar2 team at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is tasked with redesigning the Chevy Malibu to reduce fuel consumption, reduce greenhouse emissions, and maintain consumer desirability. As part of their CAE-based design approach, they use HEEDS for design optimization.

East Lansing, MI, September 07, 2012 --(PR.com)-- What do you get when you combine HEEDS + NX + ANSYS + Star-CCM+? For Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), an academic leader, this combination provides a good chance for them to win the latest Chevy Malibu Eco Future Contest.

ERAU is one of 15 teams representing prestigious universities that are participating in the EcoCar2 Competition, which is organized and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors. This three-year contest challenges the teams to:

· Reduce fuel consumption,
· Reduce well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions,
· Reduce criteria tailpipe emissions, and
· Maintain consumer acceptability for performance, utility and safety as applied to the Chevy Malibu.

HEEDS (Red Cedar Technology’s flagship product) provides the process automation capabilities to integrate various CAD and CAE tools and perform robust, design optimization. This enables commercial and academic design teams to produce innovative solutions which meet and exceed performance objectives. To learn more about HEEDS call 517.664.1137 or visit www.redcedartech.com.

To learn more about the Chevy Malibu Eco Future Contest and to keep track of ERAU’s progress you may wish to read this link http://www.deskeng.com/articles/aabgkn.htm and contact Domenic Barsotti, et al at ERAU in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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