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Simulation of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles including Energy Management

With DYNA4 Advanced Powertrain we offer you a modular simulation environment and the corresponding know-how for the (real-time) simulation of alternative powertrain concepts, including energy and thermal management. Furthermore, you will also benefit from our engineering expertise based on many years of project experience in reducing fuel consumption and CO2. Our services range from requirements creation and model development to database-based data management and evaluation methodology.

Project examples and applications

Application examples of our simulation software and engineering services:

  • CO2 reduction: fuel/energy consumption prognosis for vehicles with electrified powertrains and auxiliary units
  • Efficient hybrid operating strategy: development, optimization, and testing of hybrid vehicle functions in the virtual complete vehicle
  • Longitudinal dynamics and recuperation: controller development for electric brake systems
  • Lateral dynamics: component design and controller development for dynamics interventions
  • Stable on-board electric power network: design of on-board electric components and testing in MiL/SiL/HiL simulation
  • Monitoring of driving performance and fuel consumption of individual vehicles and vehicle fleets
  • Assessment of the fuel consumption influence in thermal management
  • Design and operation of customer-specific driving performance and fuel consumption simulation tools
  • Requirements and concept development on the system and component levels

Simulation for mastering tomorrow’s powertrains today

  • Efficient development: testing and optimizing operating strategies and new powertrain functions already on a virtual vehicle
  • Managing variant variety: simulation and transparent management of future powertrains in many different versions
  • Improving safety: reliable control of electric powertrain components even at the limits of vehicledynamics

Combination of methods, tools and engineering

Our wide range of methods, tools and engineering ensures that we can provide the optimum solution for your requirements:

  • The open simulation framework DYNA4 in the “DYNA4 Advanced Powertrain” package version contains models, methods and tools for the flexible configuration of powertrains in electric and hybrid vehicles
  • DYNA4 adaptations: we integrate your model components and working processes into an efficient overall solution
  • Detail modeling of physical domains (electric, mechanical, chemical, thermodynamic)
  • Engineering services for driving performance and fuel consumption calculation and for operating strategies in electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Expert consultation for the implementation and operation of an efficient tool environment for fuel consumption-relevant vehicle analysis
  • Software programming for customer-specific analysis, automation and data evaluation tools

Customer References

TU Munich: System Simulation in DYNA4 based on ADAMS Data

Simulation based development of the Visio.M battery electric vehicle with automated usage of Adams axle data.

Audi: Energy management for the vehicle fleet

Efficient energy management for the Audi vehicle fleet is a cross-department challenge. The DYNA4 simulation framework is the suitable solution.

Bombardier electric city bus: validation through simulation

Simulation-based testing of the interaction between the vehicle dynamics and the electric propulsion system in extreme conditions.

More Information and Contact

Further Information

  • DYNA4 Advanced Powertrain: Simulation framework for electric, hybrid and conventional powertrains
  • Engineering Services for complex simulation tasks, modelling and simulation processes