3D Vehicle Mechanics

In order to ensure an optimal design for rider comfort, GT-SUITE offers a detailed solution for evaluating high fidelity vehicle dynamics and handling. A rich library of customized control, mechanical and hydraulic model-based components empowers users to create an advanced vehicle model including subsystems in order to assess their interaction at higher stages of development and/or validation. All subsystem models can be easily interchanged within the GT-SUITE platform. Predictive powertrain models are generated and integrated with a vehicle plant model by combining a dedicated tire characterization with other GT-SUITE comprehensive template libraries, such as engine and transmission. By capturing excitations from both the road and the powertrain altogether, these models are used to perform accurate and efficient vehicle dynamics and driveline noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) evaluations.

Product Highlights

  • Formal Multibody Dynamics (MBD) mechanical solution methodology, with a fully predictive 3D vehicle solution
  • Integration of 1D to 3D mechanics to understand coupled phenomena (NVH, Shift Quality, Driveability) via access to multiple libraries
  • Detailed model-based solution for different subsystems (brakes, suspension, powertrain mounts, driver controls, powertrain subsystems)
  • Model ANY type of suspension: A-Arm, H-Arm, McPherson
  • Integrate ANY type of powertrain architecture: AWD, FWD, RWD, HEV, EV including any transmission architecture AT, MT, AMT, DCT, CVT, IVT, and new, innovative concepts with chassis and suspension

Advanced Features and Applications

  • GEM3D and SpaceClaim CAD preprocessing tools for building 3D rigid body models
  • 3D stress analysis of suspension components using 3D FEA
  • Output 3D visualization of suspension and chassis
  • Elastomer damper model based on Maxwell solid approach to rapidly characterize powerplant mounts
  • Self-generated tire maps using the 3D Pacejka approach
  • Integration with FTIRE, a physics-based, 3D nonlinear tire model
  • Built-in DOE to optimize anything from component-level to the complete system model, such as powerplant mount location or suspension characteristics

Run Integrated Simulations with:

  • Dynamic engine models, including coupled structural-flow interface.
  • Detailed transmission and driveline
  • Powerplant block and mounts
  • FTIRE physical tire model
  • Matlab/Simulink
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