Virtual Calibration Blog Series

March 16, 2020

Powertrain testing and calibration is an essential part of the product development process, but it often takes years and costs millions of dollars to complete. Virtual calibration offers a solution that greatly reduces the costs and time associated with traditional physical tests, while also incorporating those physical tests into the process.

Check out our virtual calibration blog series to learn about the different types of virtual calibration and how they will benefit your development process. Click the links below to learn more!

Virtual Calibration: What It Is and How It Helps Your Development Process

Virtual calibration is defined as the act of performing traditional calibration/controls development tasks upfront in a simulation environment. It offers a solution to perform the same tasks quickly and at a lower cost. Click here to learn more.

Open-Loop Virtual Calibration: Methods and Benefits

Open-loop virtual calibration is a method of using virtual models to populate calibration tables/maps, serving as a baseline for calibration development. It is the lowest barrier-to-entry virtual calibration method and provides unique benefits such as enabling simulation-assisted testing. Click here to learn more.

Closed Loop Virtual Calibration

Closed-Loop Virtual Calibration – Controls and Diagnostic Development

Closed-loop virtual calibration is something that almost all powertrain manufacturers can perform by having 3 traditionally separate groups (controls, simulation/CAE, and calibration) work together. Click here to learn more about the benefits of this type of virtual calibration.

Virtual Calibration Case Study – OBD Calibration (Diagnostic)

OBD is a diagnostic system that is used to protect the powertrain or maintain compliance of various emissions systems. By using simulation for OBD, engineers are able to front-load overboost diagnostics to decrease the likelihood of repeated prototype damage. Click here to learn more.