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Fuel Economy, Emissions & Drivability

Having a complete understanding of the engine and powertrain performance early in the design cycle helps you meet market and regulatory requirements. The full-vehicle approach provided by our portfolio of 1D and 3D CFD simulation tools, along with our test and engineering services capabilities, enables full traceability of powertrain energy balance.

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Fuel Economy, Emissions & Drivability

Having a complete understanding of the engine and powertrain performance early in the design cycle helps you meet market and regulatory requirements. The full-vehicle approach provided by our portfolio of 1D and 3D CFD simulation tools, along with our test and engineering services capabilities, enables full traceability of powertrain energy balance.

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Co-Simulation-Driven Design

Co-Simulation-Driven Design

Better thermal management with 1D and 3D tools

InDesA combines 1D and 3D tools to design better vehicle thermal energy management. 1D simulation enables rapid system simulation, while 3D simulation allows for detailed component design. 

Discover how simulation reduces expensive hardware testing and turnaround time for new and innovative vehicles.

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Fuel Economy, Emissions & Drivability

Market and regulatory requirements are placing fuel economy, hybridization and electrification at the forefront of performance targets for modern vehicle design teams.

With tighter packaging constraints and increasing part complexity, powertrain design is an activity that affects many other vehicle subsystems. Having a complete understanding of transmission performance and losses, engine air intake and in-cylinder combustion, warm-up strategies and cooling systems, exhaust after-treatment and emission by-products – from vehicle end-to-end – is crucial, not only once a prototype is being tested but early on in the design phase when design changes are easier and cheaper to make.

Engine thermal management issues, powertrain electrification and integration with transmission components are highly complex, interrelated problems that must be solved across the entire design cycle. Our solutions for 1D and 3D CFD simulation, combined with testing and engineering services capabilities, enable a full-vehicle approach for complete traceability of powertrain energy balance. This lets you digitally explore to find the best trade-off between performance attributes by working on both the physics and control systems of different subsystems before a prototype exists.

Fuel Economy, Emissions & Drivability
Our end-to-end simulation, test and engineering services allow you to predict and analyze engine and powertrain performance

Assessing steady-state and transient behavior of thermal systems

Aldrik Brizard, Product Line Manager at Siemens PLM Software, explains how our solutions for vehicle thermal management provide dedicated tools for building and analyzing a complete vehicle in a single environment.

Our solutions let you model, size and analyze components, subsystems and subsystem interaction, and run steady-state and real transient multi-domain simulations.

Assessing steady-state and transient behavior of thermal systems
Use system simulation to model, size and analyze vehicle components, subsystems and subsystem interaction for thermal systems management Watch Video

STAR-ICE opens up new in-cylinder simulation possibilities

STAR-ICE is our new add-on to STAR-CCM+ for setting up in-cylinder simulations. STAR-ICE represents the transition of modeling your in-cylinder simulations from STAR-CD, allowing you to leverage the many powerful benefits of the STAR-CCM+ platform.

Understanding this add-on will prepare you for the next chapter of in-cylinder CFD. In this webinar, we provide an introduction to STAR-ICE, its workflow and how to make the transition.

In-Cylinder Simulation
STAR-ICE opens up all new in-cylinder simulation possibilities Watch Video

Analyzing and designing optimial transmission systems

Fabrice Gallo, Product Line Manager at Siemens PLM Software, explains how our solutions for powertrain transmission provide a generic platform for analyzing and designing optimal transmission systems.

Our solutions provide the capability to evaluate and balance key vehicle attributes - not only performance and fuel economy but also drivability, comfort and reliability.

Analyzing and designing optimal transmission systems
Our solutions improve transmission systems design by reducing noise and vibration, and optimizing performance and losses Watch Video