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DYNA4 Vehicle and Environment Simulation

DYNA4 Advanced Powertrain: Simulation of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

DYNA4 Advanced Powertrain is a modular simulation software for powertrain design in hybrid and electric vehicles. The simulation environment contains the components necessary to configure various drivetrain topologies for:

  • Hybrid electric vehicles from micro to full hybrid
  • Electric vehicles
  • Conventional powertrains

It can be used throughout all development phases: from conceptual function design on the desktop computer (MIL, SIL) to operating tests in real time with hardware-in-the-loop systems (HIL).

Application examples

  • Simulation of driving performance and fuel/energy consumption
  • Function development and testing of hybrid vehicle control units
    e.g. battery management, torque coordination, engine start/stop function, regenerative braking
  • Analysis and optimization of operating strategies
    For component durability, efficiency, dynamics, drivability and reduced emissions
  • Energy and thermal management
    e.g. intelligent alternator control, voltage stability analysis, electric consumer switch-off, analysis of component heat-up, predictive energy management

Screenshots DYNA4 Advanced Powertrain

Function overview

  • Detailed models for mechanical and electric drivetrain components
  • Preconfigured driving cycles, e.g. NEFZ, WLTP and more
  • Ready-to-use examples of various EV and HEV variants
  • Automated reporting with all important figures
  • 3D visualization of your onroad test drives with 2D widgets of the energy flows and vehicle states
  • Automated comparison of simulation results for different vehicle configurations

DYNA4 Concept

The DYNA4 modular simulation environment consists of two main parts: an open demand-oriented Model Repository and a flexible, process-oriented tool environment (DYNA4 Framework).

DYNA4 Model Repository

The DYNA4 Model Repository provides a clearly laid out user environment to administer and parameterize your own simulation models as well as the TESIS model library included

  • Assemble your virtual vehicles for test drives on the PC or HIL
  • Integrate your own simulation models seamlessly into DYNA4 and take advantage of all framework functions
  • The Model Repository is furnished with a base model library
  • You can easily add advanced DYNA4 simulation models (more information on DYNA4 Packages)

DYNA4 Framework

  • Clear management of models, data, simulation scenarios and results
  • Transparency, traceability and reproducibility of simulation projects
  • Open model structure in Matlab/Simulink
  • Seamless integration of your simulation models in the DYNA4 GUI
  • Integrated test automation and parameter variation
  • Adaptations to your workflows with configuration of views, Eclipse plugins, HTML user interfaces
  • Rapid overview and automatic comparison of simulation results for different vehicle variants
  • Standard interfaces e.g. for ROS, ASAM, ADTF etc.
  • 3D Animation of your vehicle simulations with DYNAanimation
  • Software runs platform independent on PCs and on all common real-time platforms

Function Overview

 DYNA4 Packages
 Process support      
 Model and data management      
 Teamwork functionality      
 Variant management      
 Integrated versioning      
 Plotting and reporting      
 Simple switching between MiL, SiL, HiL      
 Continuous signal tracing for all XiL-levels      
 Roller dynamometer model, 1D      
 Simplified two-track model      
 Brake force map      
 Tire model with lateral and longitudinal slip      
 Combustion engine consumption map      
 Longitudinal control, cycle driver      
 Lateral control      
 Response to road users      
 3D Visualization DYNAanimation      
 Vehicle and vehicle behavior      
 OpenDRIVE road networks      
 Generation of environment, terrain, weather      
 Extensive, extendable object catalog      
 Traffic and dynamic objects      
 Modular model architecture1)      
 Flexible Simulink model architecture      
 Code generation for PC application      
 Integration and interfaces1)      
 Integration of FMUs and S-Functions      
 Co-simulation interfaces e.g. for KULI and ROS      
 Interface to tools for test automation and DoE      
 Stand-alone operation for HiL and SiL      
 Code generation for real-time targets (HiL)       
 Run-time projects for CANoe and dSpace      
 Export as ADTF Filter or CANoe-dll      
 Vehicle dynamics      
 High-fidelity vehicle dynamics      
 3D vehicle dynamics      
 Axle kinematics via tables and compliance (KnC)      
 Multi-body models for typical axles      
 Powertrain for typical conventional propulsion      
 Virtual suspension test rig      
 Automated parametrization from test rigs      
 Tire model TMeasy      
 Tire model Pacejka      
 Interface to MF Tyre 6.2      
 Interface to FTire      
 Virtual tire test rig      

Automated parametrization from test rigs

 Brake hydraulics      
 Hydraulic components      
 Examples for dual circuit brake systems      
 Up to two trailers with four axles each      
 Semitrailer, drawbar and turntable      
 Commercial vehicles      
 Four steered and driven axles      
 Torsionally elastic chassis      
 Separately modelled cabin      
 Engine and powertrain      
 Modular powertrain      
 Any topology (4x2, 8x8, HEV, EV etc.)      
 Mechanical components with losses      
 Driving cycles like NEDC, WLTP, FTP       
 Examples for typical topologies      
 Electrical system      
 Configurable electrical system      
 E-engines, inverter and battery      
 Electrical systems for 48V and high voltage, for HEV and EV      
 Engine dynamics based on mean-value      
 Cylinder specific with torque ripple      
 External and self-ignition      
 Automated parametrization from test rigs      
 Additional components engine      
 Mass and energy flow      
 Turbo charging      
 Fuel system      
 Exhaust aftertreatment      
 Dual-circuit cooling system      
 Thermodynamic engine model      
 Combustion process with control in real-time      
 In-cylinder pressure and temperature      
 Charge exchange calculation      
 State calculation in exhaust gas system      
 Driving dynamics tracks      
 2D proving ground      
 3D road along S-coordinate e.g. from GPX data      
 OpenDRIVE road network      
 3D road networks (OpenDRIVE)      
 3D surface profiles (OpenCRG)      
 Vehicles, pedestrians, bikes, animals      
 Deterministic scenarios      
 Integration of stochastic traffic simulation      
 Environment sensors      
 Idealized object detection      
 Camera, GPU-based      
 Lidar, GPU-based      
 Radar, GPU-based      
 Ultrasonic, GPU-based      
 Object segmentation, GPU-basiert      
 Trajectory calculation      
 Configurable racing line      
 Configurable speed      

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.


Energy management analyses for mild hybrids

3D animation of a virtual test rig for mild hybrid vehicles with 48 V components on WLTP, NEFZ or real driving cycles.

Bombardier Electric City Bus: Validation with Simulation

Virtual testing of the Bombardier electric city bus Primove even to the driving limits.

VisioM: Virtual test drives in real-time based on Adams axle data

Visio.M battery electric vehicle: Smooth workflow for usage of validated Adams axle data in DYNA4.

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