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FMI Blockset for Excel

April 23, 2017

Written by: Vesel Haxha – Senior Developer The FMI Blockset for Excel allows FMUs to be simulated from within Microsoft Excel. It is a Claytex in-house built tool and provides Add-ins for Microsoft Excel written in .Net. The FMI Blockset for Excel is compliant with the FMI 2.0 Co-simulation interface and it consists of: FMI Blockset shown in read more

Powertrain Dynamics Library

April 10, 2017

Written by: Romain Gillot – Project Engineer The Powertrain Dynamics library (also known as “PTDynamics” library) is a library developed by Claytex for modelling rotating MultiBody systems, mainly automotive powertrains. It is built on the Automotive library and is fully compatible with the Modelica Standard and VehicleInterfaces libraries. The purpose of this library is to read more

Automotive Library

April 3, 2017

Written by: Theodor Ensbury – Project Engineer Comprised of top-level and sub-system templates and interfaces, the Automotive library from Claytex is the cornerstone of a group of libraries which make up a complete, multi-domain solution for on-road vehicle simulation. Utilising a modular structure based upon the open-source Vehicle Interfaces library, the Automotive library offers the user an read more

Momentum balance implementation in Dymola

March 27, 2017

Written by: Maura Gallarotti – Project Engineer When starting to work on fluids in Dymola, it is of paramount importance to build base classes where the momentum, energy and mass balances are performed, in order to have a common base class for several models and a strong foundation to build your own library. A good starting read more

Jumping Cars with the CDL

March 17, 2017

Written by: David Briant – Project Engineer There are many commonly used experiments included in the new CD library ranging from the simple mass check experiment to slalom and double lane change manoeuvres. These common tests are very useful in setting up and testing vehicle performance for every day driving situations and common road vehicle tests. read more

Linearised Mean Value Engine Model-based Idle Control

March 10, 2017

Written by: Xiaoran Han – Project Engineer 1. Introduction PID controllers have been widely used for control design due to their simplicities and non-model based design. However, they lack robustness with respect to uncertainties and external disturbances. This blog post describes a method for developing a mean value model of intake manifold pressure and engine speed read more

EDrives Library Including Electric Machines

March 3, 2017

For more information on the EDrive Library including Electric Machines, please view: EDrives Key Performance Indicators Please get in touch if you have any questions or have got a topic in mind that you would like us to write about. You can submit your questions / topics via: Tech Blog Questions / Topic Suggestion.

Hierarchical Connectors in Dymola

February 24, 2017

Written by: Romain Gillot – Project Engineer A convenient way to pass a number of variables/signals between components or subsystems in Dymola is to use hierarchical connectors. Modelica supports hierarchical connectors (Connectors which contain sub connectors). As a result, it is possible to connect several sub connectors together with a reduced number of connection lines. read more

Dymola/Modelica: Tips & Tricks – Part 1: ‘Li-ion Battery Partial Modelling and Parameterisation’

February 17, 2017

Written by: Raees B. K. Parambu – project Engineer Download a copy of this article as a pdf: Dymola  Modelica: Tips & Tricks – Part 1: ‘Li-ion Battery Partial Modelling and Parameterisation’ Abstract This article is aimed to present a methodology to develop a partial acasual equivalent-circuit based model (ECM) of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery in Dymola, read more

Stability Analysis in Dymola – Part 2

February 10, 2017

Written by: Sas Harrison – Systems Engineer Anatomy of Linear Feedback – Closed Loops & Root Loci Introduction This article will explain the nature of linear feedback. Models laid out intuitively in the DYMOLA GUI are connected systematically with the ideas of Laplace-domain block diagrams commonly used in controller development, while the concepts of proportional, integral & read more

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