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EV&HEV Simulation

AVL offers simulation solutions that support you in the development of electric and hybrid electric vehicle powertrains – from system concept via component analysis to integration. These solutions help you to make important concept and design decisions, during the early stages of the development based on simulation results.

Thanks to our advanced system/sub-system layer concept, we deliver fast and consistent vehicle modeling of any powertrain configuration. Our simulation tools enable you to see the bigger picture by visualizing power flow and energy loss, creating a valuable insight into the development process. With detailed 3D analysis, single components like e-motors, batteries, fuel cells and power electronics can be investigated with respect to their performance, thermal and NVH behavior and durability.

For system integration all domains like mechanical, electrical, and thermal need to be combined. Therefore, all of our tools can easily integrate and connect to one another or link to other simulation tools and test systems.

AVL CRUISE M is an entire vehicle system engineering tool that supports you in selecting the right powertrain architecture and component characteristics by means of parameter study. With its efficient energy control approach, it  ensures that components are used in an optimal operating range, which lowers energy consumption and extends life span. With its multi-physical modeling and simulation capabilities  the software supports engineers during the sub-system layout phase. System integration can be done entirely virtually or in combination with hardware parts on hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) and testing systems.

The flexible multi-body dynamics software AVL EXCITE is used for durability and NVH analysis. Its detailed e-motor simulation models consider the interaction between the electrical and mechanical systems to better understand electrified powertrains. The tool supports you during the development of e-axles or the integration of e-motors into any hybrid configuration.

AVL FIRE M has been a well-established simulation solution in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for many years. It offers, with respect to electrification, a wide field of simulation solutions starting from the electromagnetics of an e-motor to the electrochemical analysis of battery and fuel cells. In addition, it covers thethermal investigation of battery modules, e-motors and power electronics, like inverters.


Jones, S., Huss, A., Kural, E., Massoner, A., Morra, E., Simon, C., Tatschl, R., Vock, C.

Development of predictive vehicle & drivetrain operating strategies based upon advanced information & communication technologies

Proc. 5th Transport Research Arena, 2014, Paris, France


Pflügl, H., Diwoky, F., Brunnsteiner, H., Schlemmer, E., Olofsson, Y., Groot, J., Piu, A., Magnin, P, Sellier, F., Berzi, L., Delogu, M., Katrasnik, T., Kaufmann, A.

ASTERICS – Advanced simulation models and accelerated testing for the development of electric vehicles

Proc. 6th Transport Research Arena, April 18-21 2016, Warsaw, Poland


Kügele C., Fink C., Fuchs E., Paulweber M., Renner K., Eichberger B., Hacker V., Karpenko-Jereb L., Klambauer R., Weinberger S.

A3-FALCON – Advanced 3D Fuel Cell Analysis and Condition Diagnostics

Proc. 6th Transport Research Arena, April 18-21 2016, Warsaw, Poland


Karpenko-Jereb, L., Sternig, C., Fink, C., Tatschl, R.

Membrane degradation model for 3D CFD analysis of fuel cell performance as a function of time

Int. Journal of Hydrogen Energy 41 (2016) 13644-13656


Diwoky, F., Pavlovic, Z., Wurzenberger, J.

An Application of the Linear and Time-Invariant Method for the System-Level Thermal Simulation of an EV Battery

SAE Paper 2015-01-1197


Fink, C., Kaltenegger, B.

Electrothermal and Electrochemical Modeling of Lithium-Ion Batteries: 3D Simulation with Experimental Validation

ECS Transactions, 61 (27) 105-124, 2014