Analysis

Our Value Add

  • State-of-the-art Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software packages
  • World leading simulation tools and high performance computing resources
  • Extensive experience in the detailed analysis and correlation to measurement data of major powertrain systems 

Our Tools, Facilities and Services

  • 1D drive cycle simulation (GT-Drive) of fuel consumption and carbon emissions
  • 1D cycle simulation (GT-Power) of engine performance and fuel economy
  • 1D fluid flow for analysis of oil and cooling systems: GT-Suite, Flowmaster
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for analysis of heat transfer, pressure loss, flow and in-cylinder charge motion: CD-Adapco Star-CD / CCM+
  • Multi-body Dynamics for analysis of dynamic behaviour: GT-Vtrain, AVL Excite, Abaqus, MSC Nastran
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for stress / strain calculations: Abaqus, Altair Hyperworks, ECS FEMFAT, MSC Patran, MSC Nastran, PERMAS
  • Fatigue Analysis for structural and component durability
  • Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) analysis

 Customer Benefits

  • Sophisticated software tools for accurate, repeatable results
  • Proven correlation with physical tests
  • Opportunities for virtual prototyping to delete physical builds
  • Significant time and cost savings potential

 Project Examples

  • Dynamic analysis of cranktrain / valvetrain / timing drive
  • Fluid network analysis of oil / cooling circuits and complete engine thermal model
  • Structural analysis (FEA) for design guidance and verification
  • CFD analysis for airpath optimization, cooling jacket design and complete combustion system development