- May 15th, 2019
Artificial intelligence is driving better cooling for critical EV components
The growing adoption of electric vehicles (EV) coupled with commercial demands is spurring the development of more powerful and long-lasting batteries. Between faster charging time, longer range, lower cost, and safety, the evolution of EV batteries is hot – in a both a literal and figurative sense. EV manufacturers must surmount the cooling barrier to achieve their goals, which means finding cooling solutions that account for thermal efficiency, temperature uniformity, size, weight, and cost. Similar cooling needs ring true for e-motors, as more power is making its way into the electric space, fast. In their pursuit, many cooling techniques have been explored, including air cooling, liquid cooling, and phase change materials, with liquid cooling claiming the title as today’s solution of choice for both EV batteries and e-motors as per its performance to weight and size ratio.
- April 8th, 2019
Diabatix increases computing power with new supercomputer
Diabatix’s virtual engineer, X, settles into new Northern European home as workload increases. The addition of a fourth supercomputer will increase our computing power, leading to more design potential, and enhance the redundancy of our data center network.
- April 4th, 2019
Diabatix seeking investors to broaden scope of virtual engineer
The Belgian engineering company, Diabatix, is seeking investors to further develop the engineering design algorithm that powers their artificially intelligent virtual engineer. “We want to expand the current capabilities of the engineering design algorithm to meet the growing demand for virtual engineering. We believe we can really play a pioneering role in this field,” says Diabatix CEO, Lieven Vervecken.
- March 3rd, 2019
Battery Show 2019 interview with our CEO
Lieven is CEO and co-founder of Diabatix. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in the field of numerical simulations, and has incorporated his expertise into the advanced AI technology that lies at the heart of Diabatix. With a passion for the limitless possibilities of combining engineering with artificial intelligence technology, he discusses here how his company is using AI to develop innovative cooling components for a variety of applications.
- February 28th, 2019
Video: X designs a liquid cooled heat sink
In this video, you can see how Diabatix's virtual engineer, X, designs the optimal topology of liquid cooling channels to achieve an extremely uniform temperature spread. For every design, our system conducts thousands of simulations over a period of a few days to design a unique topology that is specifically optimized to a product's specifications.
- February 26th, 2019
AI is teaching us that generative design is key to optimal cooling
Artificial intelligence is changing the way engineers design thermal cooling solutions. But how? Imagine what would happen if you explained the laws of thermodynamics to a hyperintelligent machine. With the capacity to think, imagine how that machine would optimally design cooling fins and cooling channels to precisely fit your needs. Would it decide to use parallel cooling fins, S-shaped cooling channels, or something new? Would it try to maximize the contact surface area, or not?
- December 20th, 2018
Lieven Vervecken interviewed about the use of AI at Diabatix
Curious about the newest developments in artificial intelligence technology? CEO Lieven Vervecken shares how Diabatix plans to stay ahead in tomorrow's competitive market by using a radically innovative approach to thermal design. This interview is part of a compelling Flemish issue on innovation which appeared alongside newspaper @De Standaard this week (in Dutch only).
- August 8th, 2018
Lecture on air cooling
Cooling by air is very relevant in applications such as microprocessors, electronics or batteries. Traditionally, air-cooled heat sinks consist of multiple parallel fins. These designs are very simple, but do not harness the full cooling potential. In this lecture, Joris presents the solution of Diabatix, designed by our virtual engineer. It contains three features which make it significantly more efficient than standard cooling solutions.
- July 19th, 2018
New thermal management methods extending range and lifetime of EVs
"Temperature affects all cars, but it has an even bigger impact on electric vehicles. Cold impedes range, and batteries, motors and power electronics all require cooling, consuming much-needed energy. But new developments in thermal management are helping extend the range and lifetime of EVs" Richard N Williams
- July 17th, 2018
Lecture on engine cooling
Engines are a preponderant heat source in both mobile applications and manufacturing machines. In this lecture, our Principal Developer Joris delves into the cooling of engines. The first engine he studies is the combustion engine of a bomber plane manufactured just before WWII. The second engine is an electric motor, which was used in a manufacturing line. Surprisingly, combustion engines are still cooled the same way today. Learn more in this short lecture.
- July 2nd, 2018
Diabatix to work with supercomputer, 'Genius'
The supercomputer or 'high performance computer' (HPC) was built by KU Leuven in collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The intention is in particular to run AI workloads with large data sets, which therefore require a lot of computer power. Read more (only available in Dutch).
- June 29th, 2018
Lecture on high performance cooling
How can you recognize efficient cooling? In this lecture, Joris expounds on a heat sink for an IGBT, an electronic component. He highlights 3 features of Diabatix’s heat sink designs which lead to high performance cooling.
- June 22nd, 2018
Lecture on thermal measurements
In this video, Joris presents three ways of getting to know the temperature of a fluid or an object. The possibilities and the inner working of thermocouples, resistance thermometers, and infrared cameras are explained. This gives you the tools with which you can validate simulations or measure prototypes.
- June 8th, 2018
ParaView - How to visualize streamlines
Want to know how to visualize streamlines in ParaView? Our Head of Operations, Roxane Mellaert, will guide you through with some useful tips'n tricks!
- June 6th, 2018
Diabatix and Formula Student team Delft: an international, cross-border alliance
As a prominent innovator in AI thermal cooling and heat spreading technology, Diabatix acknowledges the need to broaden our horizons. It's the only way we will preserve our renowned position as a pioneer in the many technological areas of application where we operate. Our drive to expand and share expertise now also pushes us across national borders. Today, we put our highly professional mix of AI processes and human creativity in service of the ambitious FS Team Delft: the Formula Student team at the University of Delft, the Netherlands. Discover this fascinating collaboration that pushes both parties forward to unprecedented achievements!
- April 26th, 2018
Diabatix develops cooling solution for Formula Electric Belgium
Diabatix collaborated with the University of Leuven Formula racing team to develop an advanced AI driven cooling solution for their car. Read the article (only available in Dutch).
- April 18th, 2018
Diabatix and Formula Electric Belgium: firmly in pole position!
Diabatix pioneers in cutting-edge cooling technology. Infallible artificial intelligence stemming from our engineers’ human creativity is a differentiating factor in the most diverse high-end applications: from aircraft construction over informatics to even Formula 1. The mix of AI and human ingenuity raises the bar to dazzling heights at Diabatix, higher than at any other company in the world. We are the only digital engineering agency to offer this innovative expertise. As pioneers in the Flemish knowledge economy we gladly support budding homegrown engineering talent. Meet Formula Electric Belgium, the electronic equivalent of Formula 1 in Flanders!
- March 12th, 2018
Paraview - The art of mesh quality visualisation
It's simple, a bad mesh will make your CFD-life hard. Tech Queen Roxy illustrates how you can inspect the mesh quality of an OpenFOAM case before running the simulation. Make sure to check https://github.com/Diabatix/OpenFOAM-... to download the writeMeshQuality utility.
- February 26th, 2018
Paraview - How to visually check your mesh from the outside and inside
This video shows how you can visually check the quality of your mesh in paraview. It is explained how you can visualize the mesh by selecting the option surface with edges in the representation toolbar. In addition, the steps for visualizing internal cells by using the clip filter and enabling the crinkle clip option are shown.
- February 13th, 2018
Paraview - Save time by saving states
Never underestimate the value of time! Our one and only Tech Queen Roxy demonstrates how you can save a bunch of it by using states in Paraview. A state is the collection of all filters and settings you have applied on one case. By saving this state and by loading it and applying it to a similar case, you can easily automate repetitive work. Check it out!
- June 9th, 2017
Diabatix on Kanaal Z - "Unleashing the cooling revolution"
Last June, the Belgian business channel Kanaal Z made a video report on Diabatix. Our co-founders Lieven and Joris were interviewed about our revolutionary solution to cool batteries and engines more efficiently.
- February 24th, 2017
Web-Based Tool Guides Thermal CFD Design
Many engineers struggle with the thermal design of their product. Thermal analysis and design is a specialty among engineers, but most engineers do not dig deep enough to gain the experience necessary to become an expert. Additionally, the complexity of the fluid flows in real parts disrupts efforts to simplify this design process.
- March 7th, 2017
Guidelines to successfully fail in CFD
Sometimes you cannot avoid being successful, despite how hard you try. However, if you carefully follow these 10 guidelines, failure is almost unavoidable. Moreover, you might even be lucky enough to drag along all people working with you. So if you have the ambition to fail at whatever CFD project given to you, make sure to follow these guidelines to the letter.