Engineering of ECO driven products
Achieving by 2015 a 30%+ fuel economy as well as a CO2 reduction to the levels imposed by the regulator, is on top of the innovation agenda of the OEMs and supplier industry.
Business success depends more than ever on the industry capabilities to bring to market affordable products with a new generation of energy efficient engines - offering lower emissions - without compromising “brand values” such as driving experience, comfort and safety. Timely execution of this ambition is highly driven by up-front impact analysis - at full product level - of the design choices made in P/T (Hybrid Electrical), Transmission, Thermal Management, Air Systems and various energy recovery systems.
In addition, existing development approaches and supporting applications need to be revisited in order to meet aggressive project targets in terms of lead-time, performance, accuracy and cost.
LMS Services offering for ECO Engineering
In close cooperation with industry leading OEMs, LMS has developed an innovative, full capability offering for Vehicle Energy Management and CO2 reduction. This offering is based on LMS’ market leading multi-physics simulation applications and its engineering collaboration environment, in conjunction with its proven track record of successful engineering services support.
The LMS simulation applications (LMS Imagine.lab) encompass physics modeling capabilities for the main energy carrying vehicle systems, the energy exchange mechanisms and the energy recovery systems.
Systems engineering benefits from the proven accuracy of the modeling, including the specific ability to deal with transients. This allows a significant shift from late stage prototype optimization to a frontloaded, simulation-based approach. Subsystems engineering is permanently executed in the context of full vehicle performance. Conflicting system requirements are highlighted and resolved in earlier phases to secure convergence.
As an example, thanks to its capability to optimize the P/T, transmission and chassis control strategies at system level and at full vehicle level in the different stages of the development process, the solution enables balancing energy efficiency with comfort and drivability.
Engineering Services take full responsibility for the detailed systems modeling, analysis and optimization, relying on experience and leading technologies across multiple physics domains including mechanical, thermal, electrical and controls applications.