Methods and Tools
Various methods and tools are used in research and development in the field of special drives and energy converters:
- On the one hand, we rely on theoretical principles from the fields of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, piston engines and internal combustion engines as well as drive technology.
- On the other hand, simulation tools such as 3D CFD, finite elements and multi-body dynamic codes are used. In addition to commercial simulation tools, the department also develops its own longitudinal dynamics and thermodynamic simulation tools and uses in-house tools (engine process simulations, ...).
- For conception and design, we use 3D CAD systems like Catia © and ProEngineer © in different versions according to requirements and customer wishes.
The experimental equipment of the research area includes:
We use 1D & 3D CFD software, finite element methods, multi-body systems and other codes from various manufacturers for simulated investigations. In addition to using all common software tools, we also develop special codes for specific simulation problems. This concerns among other things:
For the design and layout process, we use interrelated methods from 3D CAD and simulation as well as PDM. The software systems for the design are among others: