Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Simulation

GT-SUITE offers a unique and comprehensive solution for modeling electrified vehicles throughout the vehicle design process

Hybrid & Electric VehiclesWIDE RANGE OF CAPABILITIES

GT-SUITE offers advanced data and model management features, which allow you to publish libraries of components and subsystems for fast and efficient vehicle architecture studies. With GT-ISE’s object-oriented interface any electrified vehicle architecture can be built and tested for various objectives, like mileage, performance, emissions, component matching, total cost of ownership and the derivation of subsystem requirements. 

After the vehicle architecture has been determined, GT-ISE’s enables the easy integration of physical subsystems, including but not limited to thermal management and aftertreatment systems. This allows for both the integrated development of subsystems and components and the optimization of full-vehicle energy and thermal management strategies. 

As the vehicle development progresses, even more advanced analyses of electrified vehicles can be performed, including dynamic analysis of electric boosting systems with GT-POWER, NVH and drivability studies, and detailed battery, engine, and motor heat distribution.  

Hybrid & Electric VehiclesAPPLICATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Build any driveline architecture with any level of electrification, including but not limited to series, parallel, series/parallel and power-split hybrids (HEV), whether as micro, mild, full or plug-in hybrid design
  • Battery electric vehicles (BEV) with single- or multi-motor design
  • Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV)
  • Build controls using a comprehensive controls library, including comprehensive finite state machines in GT-SUITE, or co-simulate with Simulink to develop and optimize control algorithms
  • Integration of vehicle energy management with vehicle thermal management and controls optimization techniques
  • Standard drive cycle tests built-into installation
  • Advanced capabilities for real-world driving emissions testing, including a random RDE cycle generator and RDE compliance checks
  • Explore realistic driving maneuvers with GT-RealDrive
  • Include realistic driver behavior
  • Include vehicle to vehicle (V2V) interaction based on driver assistance systems

Advanced Features

  • Built-in optimization and DOE tools to evaluate architectures, components, and control strategies 
  • Comprehensive Lithium-Ion cell library
  • Integration of electrically heated catalysts to study fuel economy vs. emissions trade-offs
  • Integration of thermal management system to ensure proper temperature control of components, while ensuring pleasant cabin comfort
  • Integration of GT-POWER 1-D air flow and combustion models for accurate dynamics of engine to optimize engine controls and electric boosting strategies
  • Setup event-based vehicle testing procedures (EPA 5-cycle, WLTP) 

Run Integrated Simulations with:

  • Battery systems
  • Power electronics and motors
  • GT-POWER engines
  • Thermal Management systems
  • Aftertreatment systems

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