September 7th, 2010 by Mike Dempsey
Claytex, the UK and European distributor for Dymola simulation and modelling software, will be bringing its expertise to LCV 2010, the largest Low Carbon Vehicle event in the UK.
The show, held at Millbrook Proving Ground from 15-16 September 2010, attracts delegates and exhibitors from around the world. All the major vehicle manufacturers will attend, as will leading universities and companies at the cutting edge of automotive research.
Claytex will demonstrate how Dymola enables engineers to model, not just components, but complete vehicle systems. From electronics to the drive train; from vehicle dynamics to ancillary areas such as air conditioning, the application allows designers to model all the subsystems together. This leads to far more efficient, robust manufacture.
Mike Dempsey is Claytex managing director. “Today, energy efficiency is key to all vehicle manufacturing,” he explained. “But customers still demand that a Jaguar drives like a Jaguar. It’s a huge engineering challenge and effective simulation is critical.”
LCV 2010 positions the UK as a leader in LCV technology development and exploitation. It
hosts three events in one:
• A low and ultra low carbon vehicle and technology exhibition showcasing innovative R&D from the UK’s leading automotive technology companies and universities.
• A low carbon vehicle ride and drive where delegates can experience driving the latest Low and Ultra Low Carbon vehicles around tracks within the safety of the Millbrook Proving Ground.
• A conference and technical seminar programme, with discussions ranging from “Why the UK is leading way in low carbon vehicle RD&D and deployment” to “Strategic capabilities development in vehicles and infrastructure development to support low carbon vehicle deployment”.
Dymola is part of the Dassault Systemes software family and is distributed in the UK and Europe by Claytex (www.claytex.com).
The multi-engineering capabilities of Dymola makes it possible to simulate the dynamic behaviour and complex interactions between systems of many engineering systems, such as mechanical, electrical, thermodynamic, hydraulic, pneumatic, thermal and control systems. This means that users of Dymola can build more integrated models and have simulations results that better depict reality.
The Dymola environment uses the open Modelica® modelling language which means that users are free to create their own model libraries or modify ready-made model libraries to better match users’ unique modelling and simulation needs. The flexibility of Dymola makes it a versatile tool which is perfect for modelling and simulation of new alternative designs and technologies.