Automakers are ambitiously turning towards technology for facing dynamic consumer trends and operating margin pressure. With evolving technologies, demand for new & customized experiences rises, in-turn increasing the pace of competition. To be successful, manufacturers are embracing the lucrative opportunities in the area of safety and creating a comfortable journey for drivers and passengers. The stringent pollution standards have pushed automotive companies to focus on electric and hybrid vehicles too. Adjacent to our conventional model vehicles we now have an emerging market for electric, connected, and autonomous vehicles, concept, design, engineering, manufacture, and use. Being a long life-cycle product, the design and development technology tools that auto industry routines, should consider core functionalities of safety and strength along with innovation and optimization. To develop creative & innovative products, the industry take multi-disciplinary simulation strategy as the winning approach keeping cost and risk under control while gaining the competitive edge by rapid go-to-market.
With strong automotive DNA running deep in the roots of DEP, our major focus revolves around delivering powerful solutions that ensure efficiency, flexibility, durability and a quick return on investment. Our engineers are committed to overcoming even the most difficult of requirements and standards when it comes for automobile manufacturing. We take pride in DEP’s specialities of effectiveness, thoroughness and professionalism in the engineering support we provide to every OEM, Tier 1 & 2 suppliers and other auto industry related organizations. Our intelligent automotive solutions backed with excellent technology support in the areas of Lightweighting, Electrification, etc., made us the chosen partner for industry leading OEMs across globe.
We ensure quality product design support in all our projects. Our track records on functional designs and proven expertise in automotive segment for complete vehicle development comes with a unique combination of engineering skills, development experience and application know-how with a drive to innovate and create new products at sustainable cost. We drive innovation through a wide array of engineering solutions expertise that is listed below:
- Design & Optimization Services:
- CAD Support Solutions – Detailed engineering design, styling and validation, CAD Customization, etc.
- Electrical routing and schemes
- Design Verification & Development support
- New Product Development – Product Ideation, Concept Generation, Concept Feasibility Study, Ergonomics Study, Product Virtual Validation, Prototyping & Testing
- Product Optimization – Component Optimization (Thickness/Topology/Topography), Body Optimization, Field Failure Redesign, Modular Design, Reverse & Re-Engineering, Performance Improvement
- Tooling & Fixture Design
- Battery Design & Energy Management
- Engineering Services:
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Modeling Support
- Mechanical Systems
- Lightweighting Solutions – Part Reduction, Weight Reduction, Waste Identification & Elimination, Process Cycle Time Reduction.
DEP has carried out 600 sub-system level MDO projects using 3G+ approach whereby governing Gage, Grade and Geometry for the OEMs resulting in significant weight savings in Powertrain, Chassis, Steering & Suspension, Seating, Interiors, Exteriors, Body, Breaking, etc.
- Instrumentation schematics
- Component Engineering
- Benchmarking Studies
- Simulation Services:
- FEA Study – Static: Modal, Linear, Non-Linear Simulation, Structural Simulation, Geometry and Contacts Simulation, Dynamic Simulation, etc.
- Fatigue & Durability – Static Local/Global Stiffness Analysis (System / Sub-System Level), Strength Calculation (Load/Pressure Bearing Limit), Non- Linear Static Stress Analysis, Component Level Fatigue Calculation Based on Derived Loads, Thermal Analysis & Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue, Local/Global Stiffness Calculation on BIW Or Chassis, Failure Analysis, Buckling Analysis, etc.
- Manufacturing Simulation Support – Casting, Injection Moulding, Plastic Moldflow Simulation, etc.
- Computational Fluid Dynamics – Fluid Flow Study, Heat Transfer Study, Pressure Drop Study, Dew Drop Formation Study, Combustion Study, Internal Flow Analysis (Ducts), Flow Mixing, Temperature Distribution, External Aerodynamics, Engine Cooling, In-Cabin CFD For Temperature Mapping, HVAC, Calculation of Drag/Friction Coefficients, Vehicle Thermal Management 1D Simulation, etc.
- NVH Analysis – Natural Frequency Analysis, Resonance Detection Test (Frequency Domain), Vibration Endurance Test (Time Domain), Point Mobility & Tactile Response Analysis On BIW, Static bending & torsion, Structure acoustics, etc.
- Crash & Safety Analysis – Forward/side/rear roll over, Pedestrians Safety, Occupant Safety, Airbags, Frontal Impact, Side Impact, etc.
We empower automotive companies by providing turnkey solutions in every step of the development process. Our expertise in the below auto segments are dedicated to developing new solutions that increase productivity and solve our customers’ challenges.
|Interiors & Seating||Engine System||Chassis, Suspension & Steering||Full Vehicle – Exterior Body Structures & Closures||Electrical & Electronics|
|Instrument Panel, Glove Boxes||Casing and Gears||Manual & Power Steering||Body-in-white: Skin Panels, Front end, Body sides, Dash panel, Roof & roof bows, Front and Rear floor Panels, A, B and C pillars||ADAS – LiDAR, Radar, Camera|
|Air Vents, HVAC||Shafts, engaging gears, sleeves etc.||Suspension Analysis||Bumper safety & optimization – Front bonnet and Rear boot||Chassis Electronics – Adaptive Cruise Control, Steering System|
|Seating Systems – Driver Seating Accommodation, Direct & Indirect Visibility, Reach & Clearance Analysis||Cylinder head, Manifold and Crank case||Braking System – Master cylinder, Wheel cylinder, Brake booster, Brake pedal, Linkages, Mounting brackets and brake calliper etc.||Vehicle Exterior & Aerodynamics||Powertrain – ECUs, Electric Drive, Electric Motors, Sensors|
|Consoles||Tail pipes & exhausts||Chassis Frame Design – Crush cans, Body and Engine mounts, Steering system and Suspension brackets, Transmission mounts, Exhaust and Fuel tank mounts, Pipes & harnesses routing & attachment||Doors & Closures Modeling – Front and rear door panels||Display Electronics – Driver Information system|
|Trims – Interiors & Exteriors||Cooling System||Tire Modeling & Optimization||Schematics Design|
|Steering Control||Connecting rods||Engine, suspension & steering mount cradle||Wiring Harness in 2D and 3D|
|Seating Design – Seating Frame and components, Seat adjustment and reclining mechanism||Catalytic Converters||Rear suspension & rear axle mount cradle||Power Management|