Seminar: February 2, Modeling, Models, and Control for Clean and Efficient Transportation
Date: 2 February
Title: Modeling, Models, and Control for Clean and Efficient Transportation
Model based development is seen as a key methodology for handling the complexity and guiding the development and optimisation of future vehicles. It can help reduce the time to market and thus increase the pace of innovation, but a cornerstone for a high innovation pace is the availability and reusability of models. In this presentation the initiation and development of a diesel engine model that has been much used and evolved over the years to be utilised in a wide range of applications beyond the initial intentions is followed. Starting as a model for a long haulage truck engine it has been refitted to a passenger car, reused in a diesel electric powertrain in an off-highway application, reused as building blocks for a large marine engine model. Much of the success of the model builds on the fact that it is component based, systematically developed and adapted to a real-world engine and that it was released as an open-source model that could be freely downloadable and modified.