Future Powertrain Conference 2019 – 27 & 28 February, National Motorcycle Museum

Claytex exhibit and present at the Future Powertrain Conference 2019.

Industry and academic experts within the powertrain development field get together to discuss the solutions to the challenges faced by the engineering industry in the UK and internationally over the coming years.

With multiple pressures pushing the industry to meet ever tighter emission regulations, the need to develop and implement new technology is increasing all the time and the inherent risks can only be mitigated by a better understanding of the technology. To help strengthen the UK engineering community and to meet this challenge FPC2019 aims to bring together and help bridge the gap between scientists and engineers from the UK’s leading academic institutions and the best of the UK’s industry.

Meet with Claytex

On our stand, we will be showcasing our range of Systems Engineering Solutions including Dymola, VeSyMA and rFpro.

Presentation: Virtual testing of powertrain systems

Day 2 @ 11:30 – Session 10 – Testing & Digital Tools

Abstract – The move towards virtual testing requires simulation tools to be able to cope with the definition of increasingly complex test scenarios. Engineers need to be able to recreate proving ground and real-world tests so that the virtual prototypes can be put through the same tests as the physical prototypes.

As well as the environment models which need to include buildings and also prescribed and autonomous pedestrians, weather and traffic conditions, the plant models need to be representative of the actual product that is going to be released at the end of the design and development.  In order for the plant models to be representative of the real vehicles, all systems on the vehicle must be fully integrated with one another and operate together as they would do in real life. 

One essential application is the introduction of a range of faults in a multidomain (pneumatic, hydraulic, thermal, mechanical and electrical) engine model to support ECU calibration and testing.  Using these models, the engineer can demonstrate that the ECU is capable of detecting and identifying faults and of taking measures to limit their effect to prevent further damage to the system and maintain the safety of the occupants. In this study, one of the requirements is that the ECU should be able to detect a fault solely from the measurements given by the sensors that are used throughout the engine model as would occur in real life. This methodology is also extended to other vehicle subsystems and controllers.

The engineer then deploys the same plant model into a Driver-in-the-Loop simulator environment, for example rFpro, where a human driver can now control the vehicle and drive it around the virtual environment. rFpro provides high fidelity models of real-world locations including public roads, proving grounds and race tracks so that test procedures can be run with a human driver. 

For autonomous vehicle testing and development, a full suite of vehicle sensors is necessary to allow the immersion of the AI into the virtual test environment, thus enabling the engineer to fully validate the controller and plant interaction with the environment.

For more information and to register your attendance please visit the following links:

Future Powertrain Conference 2019

FPC2019 Seminar Programme

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