The development of new vehicle powertrains and components poses many challenges to the automotive industry. In this dynamic environment, powertrain simulation plays a crucial role. We contribute to innovative solutions by accurately predicting fuel consumption and emissions.
Fatigue analysis is critical to predicting the fatigue life of components under real loads. These analyses ensure reliability and safety in a wide range of industries, from automotive to wind turbines.
We have the ideal solution for all these tasks.
Simulation of Powertrain, Fuel Consumption, Emissions and Vibrations with winEVA
We have analysed drives with piston engines, gas turbines, electric engines with battery storage or fuel cells, hybrid drives, etc.
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 licences sold, primarily in the automotive industry.
Real-Time Control of Test Rigs with winEVA
Our winEVA software is used for the real-time control of test rigs.
The online test rig control in winEVA enables the specification of realistic driving manoeuvres under representative loads on the powertrain components and takes into account the requirements of electrified drive systems.
Further Development of E-Bikes with winEVA
We are supporting Aalen University in the further development of e-bikes.
With our software winEVA we simulate the non-uniformity of the drive torque via the pedals and implement the typical electric motor control and rider shifting behaviour of an e-bike in winEVA. The measured data from different e-bike rides are used as the route.
Fatigue Life Analysis with winLIFE
We use computational prediction to analyse the fatigue life of a wide range of components, from vehicles to wind turbines.
For the design and calculation of new types of vehicle components, we apply finite element methods and fatigue life prediction. Structural fatigue analysis is performed with FEM and MKS systems to find the optimum solution from a wide range of options.
For these services, we have developed the winLIFE software tool, which is successfully used by our customers.
We advise and support our customers from the purchase of the winLIFE software to the realisation of their projects. We also analyse questions of damage analysis.
Realistic Driving Cycles with winADAM
Realistic driving cycles are of great importance for the prediction of fatigue life, emissions and fuel consumption. The winADAM data acquisition system has been specially developed for this purpose and records video and position data in addition to various driving dynamics and mechanical parameters. A special measurement vehicle (MB EQA 250) is available for driving tests.
winADAM Video Travel
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The development of new types of vehicle powertrains and vehicle components presents the automotive industry with numerous challenges.
Our winEVA software provides our customers with a powerful tool that simulates the processes in the powertrain and delivers meaningful data on fuel consumption, emissions and vibrations. winEVA is used for the development of powertrains with piston engines, gas turbines, electric motors with battery storage or fuel cells, hybrid drives, etc.
Test rigs are also controlled in real time with winEVA. The online test rig control in winEVA enables the specification of realistic driving manoeuvres under representative loads of the powertrain components and takes into account the requirements of electrified drive systems.
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 just 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 fatigue 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.
Visit our seminars:
We train you on fatigue topics and teach you how to calculate the fatigue life of dynamically loaded components, including multi-axial loading. Learn how to understand and apply the FKM guideline.
What makes us different
We have been a recognised and trusted partner to industry for over 30 years.
Customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal. That is why we constantly develop our software according to the latest findings and support our customers in the realisation of their projects.
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.