Sustainable and clean powertrains require the permanent design improvement of the traditional IC engine. Due to the increasing complexity between the interrelation of the IC engine, transmission, electric motor, battery and controls, a comprehensive development approach is also required to deliver market-tailored, competitive powertrain solutions on schedule.
Mainly vibrations are the big topic for large engines. Especially for singly cylinder setups the testing layout has to be designed carefully to allow operation over the complete targeted engine speed range without running into resonances. Additionally NVH could be used for monitoring large engines and detect necessary maintenance before the engine is damaged.
Emission Regulation is moving forward. Euro 6 has arrived in Europe, 40CFR1065 and 40CFR1066 in the US as well as the new Worldwide Light Duty Test Procedure has been published as Global technical regulation. And more challenges to come for the different applications. Measuring hybrid powertrains with their complexity, new measurement methods, changed procedures and real driving emissions are just a few examples.
AVL offers mechanical testing for the verification and validation of engines, transmissions, exhaust gas aftertreatment and hybrid systems. Mechanical development activities cover all areas from component testing and engine testbeds, right up to full vehicle validation.
Simulation has become a key enabling factor in the development of highly competitive and advanced powertrain systems. CAE methods play a vital role in defining new powertrain concepts from hybrid to pure electric vehicles.
The continuously increasing engineering requirements regarding fuel consumption, emissions or advanced diagnosis are nowadays the main drivers for most powertrain development activities. Optimized engine control is now a key factor in being able to meet these challenges. Our engine control solutions help you today, for tomorrow's challenges!
The AVL AMA i60 is a high-end emission bench characterized by sophisticated gas analyzers and a compact, modular design. The intuitive, interactive graphical user interface supports all essential service and diagnosis functions and issues warnings in case of pending maintenance intervals. The AMA i60 focuses on both certification and R&D emission testing for all engine and fuel types.