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We are your experts and service providers for software development in the field of fatigue strength, powertrain simulation and test rig control
The development of novel vehicle powertrains and vehicle components poses many challenges for the automotive industry.
With our software winEVA our customers have a powerful tool at their disposal that simulates the process in the powertrain and provides meaningful data on fuel consumption, emissions and vibrations. winEVA is used for the development of drives with piston engines, gas turbines, electric motors with battery storage or fuel cells, hybrid drives, etc.
Also test rigs are controlled in real time with winEVA. The online test rig control in winEVA allows realistic driving manoeuvres to be specified under representative loads on the powertrain components and requirements of electrified powertrain systems to be taken into account.
Realistic driving cycles are essential for predicting fatigue life, emissions and fuel consumption. The winADAM measurement data acquisition system was developed for this purpose. Installed in every vehicle in 1 minute, winADAM collects extensive data without additional sensors.
To calculate the fatigue life of a wide range of components, from vehicles to wind turbines, our customers have access to winLIFE, a reliable software with various modules. Structural analyses with regard to service life are carried out with FEM and MKS systems in order to find the best one from the multitude of possibilities. Data from other FE programmes are read in via a flexible interface.
We have been a recognised and reliable partner to industry for more than 30 years. The satisfaction of our customers is our most important asset. That is why we are constantly developing our software according to the latest findings and accompany our customers in the realisation of their projects.
Insight into our fields of activity
Simulation of powertrain, fuel consumption, emissions and vibrations with winEVA
We have been simulating the powertrains of road vehicles for more than 30 years.
Drives with piston engines, gas turbines, electric motors with battery storage or fuel cells, hybrid drives etc. have been investigated.
The winEVA software package developed by us for this purpose covers all these topologies and is used as a powerful simulation tool with more than 100 licenses sold, primarily in the automotive industry.
Real-time control of test rigs with winEVA
Our software winEVA is used for real-time control of test rigs.
The online test bench control in winEVA allows realistic driving maneuvers under representative loads of the powertrain components to be specified and requirements of electrified drive systems to be taken into account.
Further development of e-bikes with winEVA
We support Aalen University in the further development of pedelecs.
Using our software winEVA we simulate the non-uniformity of the powertrain torque of the pedals and implement typical electric engine control and driver shift behaviour of a pedelec in winEVA. The measured data of various pedelec rides are used as the route.
Fatigue life analysis with winLIFE
By means of computational prediction, we analyse the fatigue life of various components from vehicles to wind turbines.
We design and calculate novel vehicle components using FE methods and life cycle prediction. Structural analyses with regard to fatigue life are carried out with FEM and MBS systems in order to find the optimal one from the multitude of possibilities.
For these services we have developed the software tool winLIFE, which is successfully used by our customers.
We advise and support our customers from the purchase of the software winLIFE to the realization of their projects. We also examine questions of damage analysis.
Transfer award of the Steinbeis Foundation
The Steinbeis Foundation Transfer Award - Löhn Award - is given for outstanding projects and achievements in entrepreneurial knowledge and technology transfer.
Together with our project partner, Mercedes Benz AG in Stuttgart, we received the award for our innovative and future-oriented software development in the field of Real-time control of passenger car powertrain test benches for realistic vehicle testing.