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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.
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.
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.
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.