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Flowmaster for Automotive

Fluid thinking for systems engineers

Overview

Flowmaster V7 Automotive enables thermo-fluid system designs to be optimized and validated from the very beginning of the development process. Engineers and analysts are able to find critical issues immediately and improve collaboration and communication with customers and suppliers, while managing their knowledge. The systems modeling packages include a wide range of standard and system specific components enabling users to build networks and run simulations quicker and easier than ever before.

“With Flowmaster, we can work in a highly targeted way, right from the layout phase. We no longer have to make assumptions; but with numerical simulation programs, we can determine realistic input data for the layout of water pumps and cooling systems based on project-specific characteristics and empirical values from our validated CAE database.”

Andreas Ennemoser, AVL

AVL GmbH
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Powerful and Versatile Transient Solver

  • Investigate the effects of cavity formation and collapse in lubrication systems
  • Simulate cooling pack designs to optimize engine performance with thermal requirements
  • Analyze the comfort and satisfaction of occupants in the vehicle due to changing conditions

Flowmaster Development Process

Open, Extendable Architecture

  • Extend Flowmaster functionality by creating custom components with embedded intellectual property

  • Co-simulate with other leading CAE/CFD tools such as MATLAB Simulink, to optimize overall system performance and aid component development and selection

  • Create scripts for controlling components or networks

  • Open API’ structure allows integration into user product development process including in-house codes, CAE, manufacturing and optimization tools

Powerful Relational Database Manages and Tracks all Flowmaster Entities

Secure Traceable Data

  • Secure storage of networks, performance data, components and results in an industry standard relational database
  • Audit trail & tracking of model design history with ‘roll back’ functionality
  • Administration controls for user access permissions to project data
  • Database synchronization to enable engineers to work safely onsite, offline from the server

Design Optimization Capability

The ‘Experiments’ feature in Flowmaster provides users with the ability to conduct superior ‘what-if’ analyses for 1D thermo-fluid analysis.

  • Using a Latin Square algorithm, Flowmaster helps users generate unique combinations of distributed input values between specific bounds. This ability creates an ideal foundation for the creation of meta-models and response surfaces that characterize a Flowmaster system response
  • Monte Carlo simulations can be performed to produce simulation results based on a probability distribution generated from a mean and standard deviation for selected input parameters. This allows the effect of small variations in input values to be examined and enables Flowmaster to be used in risk analysis and quality control environments such as Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)

Unique 1D-3D Simulation for Thorough System Level Design

  • Accurately characterize individual components in FloEFD 3D CFD software
  • Use component characteristics in 1D system-level models for system simulation
  • Increases solution accuracy and minimizes computational resources and execution times
  • Augment component library

 
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