Underhood Cooling Systems
Customer driving profiles extend from steady cruising conditions to transient operations (such as “stop and go” traffic). These dynamic driving situations can produce a thermally critical state in a vehicle underhood. Many companies “test, then fix” issues related to underhood thermal problems, as it historically has been extremely difficult to simulate.
ThermoAnalytics’ industry leading thermal analysis tool, TAITherm, is uniquely positioned to address these sometimes extremely complex drive cycles. The ability to predict time dependent thermal characteristics of vehicle environments through simulation leads to improved product development (minimizing over-engineering) and a reduction in the number of experiments.
TAITherm’s speed and flexibility are quickly making it the industry standard in this analysis scenario. The ability to do transient simulation and simulate all driving profiles is a significant strength of our software and analysis methodologies, and the idea of simulating scenarios transiently should not limit your team.
Transient Vehicle Thermal Management – Simulating the Real World Conditions
Extending from steady state cases allows engineers to investigate the "real" conditions of vehicle driving cycles. ThermoAnalytics provides innovative and efficient solutions which address the needs of industry while optimizing the usage of current resources to accommodate future vehicle designs.
The majority of virtual vehicle thermal management utilizes the coupling of TAITherm to a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver. This technique can significantly reduce the turnaround time by creating a cost and time efficient process that utilizes the strengths of each solvers.
The advantage in pursuing an efficient methodology which intelligently incorporates the flow complexities of a vehicle simulation allows vehicle engineering teams to redistribute resources back into the engineering teams for the development of new vehicle technologies. Advanced simulation methodologies can also provide “more for less”. This strategy thereby increases the volume of pre-development projects due to the speed advantages of the simulation.