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Powertrain Simulation, Controls and Testing

Accelerate the development and testing of powertrain controls for battery electric, hybrid, conventional and fuel-cell vehicles

Achieving greater energy efficiency and sustainability in the design and testing of power train components dramatically impacts the overall result, including:

  • battery packs, fuel tanks and fuel cells

  • electric and combustion motors

  • automatic transmissions

  • onboard chargers

  • power electronics such as DC-AC and DC-DC converters

Automate tests with digital twins and run real-time simulations to accelerate the development of complex, novel powertrain controls that meet functionality, safety and certification requirements.

“Speedgoat systems offer state of the art performance with application-level support included, enabling detailed modeling of the tractor environment for ECU testing and development."

Jürgen Weinbuch, AGCO Fendt

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Featured Application Use Cases

Electric Motors and Drives

Iterate and validate high-fidelity control strategies for electric motors and drives using techniques such as field-oriented control (FOC), direct torque control (DTC) or model predictive control (MPC).

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Powertrain Electric Motors and Drives

Automatic Transmissions 

Iterate and validate shifting strategies for your transmission control unit (TCU) to optimize fuel-consumption and driver comfort. Receive required input from various sensors. Get feedback from the traction control system (TCS) in-case unfavorable road-conditions are detected. Request torque reduction from the engine controller during shifting. Share information regarding the health of the transmission to raise trouble codes.  

 

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Hybrid Vehicle Controls 

Design and test supervisory strategies for hybrid powertrains. Communicate with powertrain controllers (e.g. for the engine, electric drive, battery management system, transmission and recuperative braking system) to control the switch between the engine and electric drive, energy recuperation and more.   

 

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Battery Management Systems (BMS)

Design and test supervisory controls for battery packs that: 

  • monitor cell voltages and temperatures
  • estimate state-of-charge (SoC) and state-of-health (SoH)
  • limit the power input, output and control
  • control the cooling
  • change charging profiles
  • balance the SoC of individual cells

 

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Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

Design controls for complete fuel-cell stacks. Manage the hydration within fuel cells by controlling the required factors (e.g. the coolant temperature or the airflow). Create direct interfaces with complete fuel-cell stacks, including coolant pumps and air compressors, and manage the power output. Validate the performance of fuel-cell controls under different ambient temperatures or humidity levels by simulating individual fuel cells in real time.

 

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Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

Internal Combustion Engines 

Develop strategies for new or existing controllers to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. Design and test ignition or injection strategies requiring fast closed-loop controls. 

 

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Real-Time Simulation and Testing

See how it works. Learn more about Rapid Control Prototyping,

Hardware-in-the-Loop simulation, designing control designs and testing controller hardware.


 

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