Thermal Load and Thermal Management Simulation

AVL offers a complete set of tools consisting of AVL BOOST™, AVL CRUISE™ M, AVL EXCITETM and AVL FIRE™ M, to facilitate the seamless development and optimization of component and assembly thermal analysis and vehicle system and sub-system thermal management and related control strategies.

With its exhaustive capabilities the AVL Tools enable its users to perform a comprehensive thermal analysis of existing designs, to optimize them as well as to develop new, innovative solutions from scratch while avoiding exceeding material limits. This way component, assembly and system functionality and durability is ensured.

Thermal analysis and thermal management simulations addressed with AVL’s tools include:

  • Engine performance simulation and heat release
  • Reaction chemistry in and thermal analysis of exhaust gas aftertreatment components
  • Flow and heat transfer in cooling and oil circuits
  • Thermal flow in the engine compartment
  • Determining heat transfer between fluids and structure
  • Component and assembly thermal load analysis
    • ICE and conventional powertrain components
    • Electrified powertrains and their components incl. batteries, fuel cell, e-machine, power electronics
    • Heat shielding
  • Vehicle thermal management system and sub-system simulation


Simulation for Quenching
Quenching is used in the production of cast or otherwise-produced metal components. In particular, immersion or direct quenching processes are widely adopted procedures in the automotive and aerospace industries to minimize the formation of undesirable thermal and transformational gradients, which may lead to increased distortion and cracking.