Vehicle water wading capabilities refer to vehicle functional part integrity, (engine under-tray, bumper cover, plastic sill cover, etc.) when travelling through water. Wade testing involves vehicles being driven through different depths of water at various speeds. The test is repeated and under-body functional parts are inspected afterwards for damage/leakage.
The lack of computer aided engineering (CAE) capability for wading equates to late detection of failure modes, which inevitably leads to expensive design change. Critically, this can potentially affect program timing.
As a result, it is of paramount importance to have a suitably robust CAE capability in this area.
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software is used to model a vehicle traveling through water...