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

Advanced data and model management features allow you to publish libraries of components for fast and efficient vehicle architecture studies.  With GT-SUITE’s complete transmission library and object-oriented interface, any electrified vehicle architecture can be built and tested for fuel economy and performance.

After vehicle architecture has been determined, GT-SUITE enables the easy integration of physical subsystems, including thermal management and aftertreatment systems, allowing for 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 hybrid configuration with any level of electrification, including but not limited to: 48 volt mild hybrids with electric boost, strong power-split hybrid (HEV), parallel through-the road (TTR) plug-in hybrids (PHEV), or battery electric vehicles (BEV)
  • Build controls using a comprehensive controls library, including finite state machines in GT-SUITE, or co-simulate with Simulink to develop and optimize control algorithms
  • Ensure optimized vehicle energy management
  • Standard drive cycle tests built-into installation
  • Advanced capabilities for real-world driving emissions testing, including a random RDE cycle generator
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Advanced Features

  • Lithium-Ion battery model with calibration data available
  • Characterization of battery models using test data (i.e discharge curves or HPPC test data)
  • Integration of battery thermal management systems with electrical solution for module-to-module, cell-to-cell, or intracellular temperature and current distribution
  • Electrically discretize battery systems to account for losses in battery wiring or cell-balancing circuits
  • 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
  • Easily setup event-based vehicle testing
  • Built-in optimization and DOE tools to evaluate architectures, components, and control strategies

Run Integrated Simulations with:

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

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