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Virtual development ICE performance and emissions

Combustion System Simulation

Reducing CO2 and emissions, meeting performance requirements

Gas and Thermodynamics

Optimized gas and thermodynamics provide the perfect foundation to achieve key performance targets for internal combustion engines. This also includes fuel consumption, emissions, power and torque.

Our cycle simulation solution is the most efficient way to effectively support development engineers in attaining these set goals. It is easy to use and includes a powerful set of features embedded in an all-new Graphical User Interface (GUI). It allows for seamless interaction with other vehicle subsystems, for testing vehicle performance and fuel consumption.

Intake and Exhaust Flows

The development of any internal combustion engine greatly improves with the ability to do 1D and 3D simulations for the intake and exhaust gas path. Our simulation solution enables engineers to continuously evaluate and improve designs in regard to flow coefficients, pressure losses and system performance from early concept to detail design phase.

Turbo and Supercharging

The addition of turbo and superchargers allows OEMs to keep engine sizes smaller and to reduce fuel consumption and emissions while retaining the power and performance that consumers demand.

We deliver simulation tools and methods that drive the design of advanced pressure charging systems. This allows you to improve the overall engine performance, reduce CO2 and pollutant formation, optimize Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) and to ensure component durability.

Fuel Supply

The fuel supply system is vital for reliable engine operation. With our simulation solution, we offer a virtual prototyping environment for fuel systems and its individual components, which helps to achieve the engine’s key performance parameter and to maintain them throughout the engine’s complete lifetime. As a result, we can reduce the maintenance effort and minimize warranty issues.

Combustion and Emissions

The combustion process decisively defines the thermal efficiency and the environmental friendliness of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE).

With the intelligent integration of simulation capabilities and methodologies for engine thermodynamics, in-cylinder flow, fuel injection, combustion, emission formation and heat transfer, we can match performance requirements while minimizing fuel consumption and emissions. Our future-oriented solution offers cost-efficient virtual optimization based on predictive simulation models. It is applicable to engines running on fossil fuels, biofuels, synthetic fuels and e-fuels in pure ICE or hybrid drivetrains.

By reducing CO2 and raw emissions, we aim to satisfy the high demand for clean, affordable mobility in all sectors of the transport and automotive industry.

Crankcase Ventilation

Blow-by induces exhaust gas, fuel and particles into the crankcase. For safe engine operation and to avoid dilution, it is necessary to remove the combustible gas and exhaust gas residues from the crankcase. Oil droplets that are transported with the ventilated gas are separated to prevent carbon build-up in the intake system, which could lead to a drop in performance. Finally, the oil is returned to the oil sump and the cleaned gas delivered to the engine’s intake system.

By providing an efficient simulation solution, we design ventilation systems that ensure safe engine operation, minimized losses, lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions respectively, helping to protect the environment.

Key Benefits

  • Minimize parasitic losses and maximize performance
  • Enable component definition, selection and optimization
  • Efficiently develop robust designs
  • Safely meet key performance parameters
  • Reduce testbed occupation