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Testing and simulating different functionalities in vehicle development

Be it modeling of drive systems, chassis and vehicle dynamics simulation, efficiency analyses of gearboxes or energy efficiency in general – ESI ITI’s engineers support you throughout the entire product development process. Model your own multiphysics systems and conduct virtual tests in SimulationX. System integration is our core competency; achieving proper functionality is our common development goal; system simulation with our simulation software SimulationX is your tool of choice.

Automotive engineering: market requirements and trends
When computers and machines in today’s digital factories take over more and more development and production tasks, the engineer’s abilities to make assessments and to handle integrated systems are key. Instead of looking at isolated systems, such as the chassis, engine, transmission or clutch, engineers are forced more than ever to recognize correlations and think in more integrated ways. Here are some examples of the ongoing change in the automotive industry:
 Simulation solutions for the automotive industry
What may the drivetrain in future vehicles look like? How high are power density, energy efficiency, flexibility, vehicle dynamics and driving comfort? How do several physical systems interact with each other and how can mechatronic correlations be described in a comprehensible way? These and other questions can no longer be answered through measured data. That is why renowned car makers around the globe have been working in their product development with one of the leading simulation tools and engineering services from ITI for years: SimulationX.
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SimulationX – Software for vehicle development
The following applications show you examples of how you can use our simulation software SimulationX:

  • Physical 1D to 3D simulation of drive and chassis systems on a single platform
  • Scalable concepts of engines, drives, controller layouts and chassis
  • Model-based development of different functionalities for vehicle dynamics analyses
  • Numerical calculation with validated and customizable model components (e.g. simulation ofengine, clutch, gearbox, chassis and controls)
  • Preliminary design and evaluation of conventional, hybrid and electric drive systems including
  • thermal management and operating strategies
  • Prediction and understanding of 1D to 3D vibrational phenomena (NVH: noise vibration harshness)
  • Virtual component and system tests based on physical models throughout all development phases (HiL, MiL, SiL)
  • Simulation-based design and execution of experiments
   Multiphysics modeling of vehicle systems
Safety, reliability and availability of driver assistance and vehicle dynamics systems are key to creating innovative vehicle concepts, such as self-driving cars. With the multiphysics simulation software SimulationX, you are in full control of a vehicle’s electronics and mechatronics interactions. Whether you already are experienced in simulation techniques or whether you want to learn them – SimulationX is suitable for experts and beginners alike. Let our industry experts assist you in choosing the right version for your needs. Together we will find the best combination of software and engineering services for your simulation and testing efforts in the field of automotive applications.