THE FMI STANDARD
The FMI (Functional Mock-up Interface) standard allows system models to be exported in a tool-agnostic format (FMU, or Functional Mock-up Unit). These FMU models can be created by a wide array of 1D/system modeling software tools which can then be integrated into any FMI-compliant simulation toolchain. ThermoAnalytics has developed capabilities both for importing FMU models within CoTherm/TAITherm and exporting an FMU co-simulation interface to TAITherm models.
Using FMI the 1D system models can be combined with TAITherm 3D thermal models, to provide fast and more accurate boundary conditions for the overall simulation process. The 3D TAITherm thermal simulations increase the fidelity of system models by adding detailed thermal effects. This combined approach enables faster and more accurate virtual product development.
Combine TAITherm with FMI and FMU
Vehicle Cabin Energy Management
Maximize EV Range
Environmental effects, cabin HVAC efficiency, and battery thermal management are just a few of the variables that contribute to electric vehicle range reduction. To maximize EV range, the vehicle thermal and electrical systems need to be carefully balanced. The vehicle cabin and human occupants have a large energy requirement.
1D and 3D Thermal Co-Simulation Models
1D system tools used with the TAITherm 3D thermal solver support rapid EV cabin studies with improved accuracy for design, analysis, and optimization. 1D and 3D thermal co-simulation models can also be used for the design and testing of control systems from early concept thru system testing.
TAITherm Human Model
The TAITherm Human Thermal model can be included to evaluate localized heating and cooling technologies, heat pumps, thermoelectric generators, and air circulation systems that can improve vehicle designs for shorter passenger time to comfort while reducing energy consumption.
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Our custom CAE coupling process allows you to utilize the strengths of multiple simulation tools for better accuracy and in-depth representation of your design problems. Our team is well-versed in TAITherm, our transient thermal simulation tool, and many other popular CAE tools. Resolve your thermal problems quickly and get more time back for optimization when you have us run coupled simulations for you.
Improve time-to-market & customer satisfaction
With OEMs looking to reduce time-to-market, the ability to save time and resources during product development is crucial.
Traditional methods of designing, building, and testing physical prototypes are costly and time-consuming. Introducing simulation early lets you virtually test your designs for thermal management issues under real-world conditions.
Using TAITherm, our 3D thermal simulation software, you can quickly set up and run steady-state or transient simulations of a full-vehicle model or localized simulations (underhood, underbody, and cabin), with accurate results.
Optimize Occupant Comfort
Because of the time spent in homes, offices, and vehicles traveling between the two, the automotive, architecture, and aerospace industries are all attempting to reach optimal occupant comfort for the utmost satisfaction of their customers. Our expert engineers have the knowledge and skills you need to predict cabin comfort and determine HVAC efficiency for your comfort strategies. They'll help you analyze localized heating and cooling, HVAC systems, and human sensation and comfort to ensure your customer's comfort.