Vehicle Thermal Management Simulation

The ideal platform for vehicle thermal and energy management

Vehicle Thermal ManagementOPTIMIZE THERMAL SYSTEMS 

GT-SUITE is an industry-leading thermal management tool used to analyze pressure drop, flow distribution, and performance. Its robust and powerful solvers easily handle all fluid types, including coolants and refrigerants, in a single model. Powerful 3D tools enable rapid creation of 1D flow networks and underhood airflow directly from CAD geometry.

Thermal management models can be easily integrated with the vehicle and powertrain to optimize energy management.

Vehicle Thermal ManagementAPPLICATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Robust transient thermal fluid solver, even for zero flow
  • Automatic fitting of component (e.g. heat exchanger, pump, valve, etc.) performance data
  • Semi-automatic creation 1D flow network from CAD with GEM3D
  • Advanced, internally developed pipe pressure drop models provide high accuracy with the speed of 1D
  • Quasi-3D Navier-Stokes based approach in COOL3D (accessed through GEM3D) for underhood cooling modules handles non-uniform flow and temperature distribution
  • Option to impose CFD flow and temperature distribution on the underhood cooling module
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3D Flow Solution Cooling Module

Advanced Features

  • Easy integration with other systems, including vehicle and powertrain
  • Models used for design and development can be easily reused for controls development in XiL environments.
  • Easily swap components from case to case, or via DOE, for component selection studies
  • Cooling module layout/component sizing for a given installation space
  • Steady-state operating points and transient drive-cycles
  • Predict heat exchanger performance based on geometry and correlations or automatically calibrate to performance data
  • Predict heat exchanger performance when geometry is changed (e.g. scaling)
  • Recirculation analysis for low vehicle speed, high fan speed operating conditions

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