Multi-Disciplinary System Simulation

AVL CRUISE M is a realtime, multi-disciplinary, vehicle system simulation software used in office environments for the design of powertrains and thermal management systems, in HiL environments for control function development and calibration, and in testbed environments to provide simulation models for component testing.




The Challenge

Powertrain and thermal management design

  • How can I predict fuel efficiency and performance in the concept phase when little vehicle data is available?
  • What is the influence of different thermal management strategies on fuel consumption and emissions?
  • Can AVL CRUISE™ M easily switch between conventional, hybrid and electric powertrain concepts?


Control function development on HiL

  • Can office models be reused in a realtime MiL/SiL/HiL environment?
  • How can I frontload control unit development and calibration?
  • Can AVL CRUISE™ M supply me with plant models for closed loop function development on HiL?


Vehicle simulation on testbeds

  • Can office models be reused in a realtime testbed environment for controller validation and component testing?     
  • Is it possible to generate physical models for the testbed without the need for test data?
  • Can the models be used on engine, transmission, electric and chassis dyno test beds?


The AVL Solution

AVL CRUISE™ M is used by OEMs to design powertrain concepts, optimize thermal management systems, develop control unit functions and perform component testing. It is a versatile vehicle system simulation platform that supports model-based development and enable the re-use of high-quality models from the concept phase through to SOP.

Typical applications for AVL CRUISE™ M are comparing powertrain concepts, optimizing control strategies and sub-system layout, balancing energy flow, and reducing CO2.

Users of AVL CRUISE™ M are in the automotive, locomotive, marine and powerplant industries.


The Added Value

  • Re-use of high-quality models throughout the entire development process
  • Model accuracy is extensively validated with AVL test data
  • Realtime, crank-angle resolved engine models for the development of engine control strategies
  • Optimize testbed usage with the ability to change parameters on-the-fly
  • Support component development by providing real load profiles
  • Observe the impact of component changes at early stages on vehicle performance using holistic models