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Simulation of Combustion Engines from MiL to HiL

With DYNA4 Engine Thermo we offer a model library with arbitrary combustion engines and the expertise for the (real-time) simulation of internal combustion engines and exhaust systems. Furthermore, our experts can support you with the design and operation of HIL systems for all common platforms. You will benefit from a tailor-made solution and comprehensive support for efficient simulation.

Project examples and applications

Application examples of our simulation software and engineering services:

  • Development, testing, and application of engine and powertrain management.
  • Our models for all common engine variants and powertrain concepts provide you with optimum support – from function development and MIL/SIL/HIL tests right through to the pre-application of the parameters on the simulator.
  • Analysis of complex networked systems
  • Consideration of thermodynamic processes and the real-time calculation of thermodynamic cycles
  • Evaluation and optimization of ride comfort and vehicle response.

Advantages of virtual function development

  • Cuts costs: less time needed on the test stand due to the application of models
  • Reduces development time: early validation of engine and powertrain management functions
  • Controls complexity: simulation gives an insight into parameters that are not easy to measure
  • Improves safety: reproducible results through the use of dependable models

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 contains engine process simulation (DYNA4 Engine Themos) as well as powertrain configuration (DYNA4 Advanced Powertrain).
  • DYNA4 adaptations: we integrate your model components and working processes into an efficient overall solution
  • HIL engineering: we support you with the development of high-performance HIL environments. Our simulation solutions are platform-independent and run on all common real-time platforms with consistent handling.
  • Expert consultation for the design and integration of a simulation environment that is ideally suited to your development process.
  • Development of tailor-made models according to your requirements, e.g. in Matlab/Simulink, Dymola, C or C++.

Customer References

GM: Thermodynamic engine models for Diesel ECUs

By using the enDYNA simulation software, GM is able to test even its new generation of engine control units with the required high resolution and accuracy.

Ford: Simulation based engine development on a HiL system

Ford is analyzing and testing ECU functions for a new 3-cylinder engine on a HIL test bench with enDYNA.

CLAAS: Engine simulation in the harvester development

CLAAS reduces the development time by performing seasonal independent and reliable ECU function tests in a harvester simulation environment.

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Product Information

DYNA4 Engine Themos: Simulation framework for engine simulation
DYNA4 Advanced Powertrain: Simulation framework for electric and hybrid powertrains

Customer References

Engine and ECU simulation at GM, MAN, Ford, Claas and others
Powertrain simulation at Magna Steyr, BMW and others