Thermal Management Simulation

AVL offers an integrated set of tools consisting of AVL BOOST™, AVL CRUISE™ M and AVL FIRE™, to facilitate the seamless development and optimization of component and vehicle thermal management and control strategies related to thermal management.


AVL Approach

In order to help the optimization of VTMS systems, AVL has established a comprehensive methodology for advanced vehicle simulation. Using consistent simulation models delivers a virtual overall system simulation environment that is consistently detailed during the design process. This enables the sharing of relevant data across the various disciplines required for the study of VTMS which includes the simulation of:

  • Engine performance
  • Exhaust gas aftertreatment
  • Cooling and oil circuits
  • Engine compartment flow
  • Heat transfer between fluids and structure
  • Thermal analysis and cooling system optimization for batteries
  • Thermal management system simulation within the entire vehicle

Benefits at a Glance

  • Integrated tool set for seamless development and optimization of VTMS
  • Allows for component and systems optimization considering their interaction from a thermal aspect
  • Enables an operating strategy and control development for the effective heating and cooling of critical components