Principal Work Fields
Simulation of powertrain, fuel consumption, emissions, vibrations:
We have been simulating the drive trains of road vehicles for 30 years. Drives with piston engines, gas turbines, electric motors with battery accumulators or fuel cells, hybrid drive etc. were investigated. The software package winEVA developed for this purpose covers all these topologies and is used as a powerful simulation tool with more than 100 licenses sold in the automotive and defence industry.
Real-time control of test rigs:
winEVA is also used for real-time control of test rigs. An important capability is to follow measured drive cycles on the test rig.
Design and calculation of novel vehicle components using FE methods and fatigue life prediction:
Structural analyses with regard to fatigue life are carried out with FEM and MKS systems in order to find the optimum solution from the multitude of possibilities.
Analysis of the fatigue life by means of calculated prediction especially of vehicle components, defence systems and wind turbines:
The winLIFE software tool, which is successfully used for such services, was developed for fatigue life analysis. We assist our customers during the first projects. We also investigate questions regarding damage analysis.
Traffic flow analysis and simulation, use of a traffic measurement vehicle:
Realistic driving cycles are very important for fatigue life, emissions and fuel consumption. Three own measuring vehicles (MB SL 350, MB B 220 4 matic, A-class CDI 180) are available. The specially developed measurement data collection system winADAM (automated mobile data collection) captures not only various vehicle dynamics and mechanical parameters, but also video data and the position.
Software: winADAM, winEVA and winLIFE:
The software products and the measurement data collection system are continuously developed by us and used on behalf of our customers. Additionally, we offer training courses.