Research and development departments, particularly in the automobile industry, know about the importance of using simulation tools for their daily work. Considering the fact that in the long term there must be an alternative to fossil fuels, research and development activities in the field of alternative powertrains have currently been intensified.
What will the powertrain of the future look like? What will be the level of power density, power efficiency, flexibility, dynamic behavior and driving comfort? To which extent do different physical systems interact and how to make complex technical relations more transparent?
In order to be able to answer these questions and others, research and development engineers all over the world count on ITI’s engineering professionalism and the power of SimulationX. The unique integration and communication platform is mainly used in the field of powertrain design, detailed development of powertrain functionality, chassis systems, vehicle dynamics systems, and the entire vehicle.
Fields of Application
- Physical 1D and 3D simulation of drive and chassis systems on one platform
- Scalable concepts for engines, drive, controls, and chassis
- Model-based development of functions and system integration including results about dynamics and comfort
- Numeric calculation with validated, adjustable and integrable model components, such as engine, clutch, gear, suspension, drive and controls across all stages
- Quick pre-design, analysis and evaluation of conventional, hybrid or electrical drives including control systems
- Prognosis, control and reduction of 1D to 3D vibration phenomena and comfort optimization (NVH)
- Virtual test of components and systems based on physical models that can be optimized throughout all development phases step by step (HiL, MiL, SiL)
- Simulation-based design of experiments and testing
SimulationX models can be applied either in single development phases or throughout the whole process – starting from development, pre-design and development along the series production process over troubleshooting through to analysis of components and units on test benches. The software permits the optimal design of the entire system behavior by comprehensively analyzing all vehicle-specific sub systems. Mutual interactions can thus already be considered at a very early stage in the design and development process. By providing flexibly customizable model elements and integrated analysis methods, components can be dimensioned and tuned in a quick and target-oriented way. Thereby, fields of application comprise the whole range of drive and vehicle dynamics technologies from conventional ones through to innovative ones.