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A Word From Claytex...

Complete Vehicle System Simulation

Claytex is a consultancy and provider of systems engineering tools. We focus on the use of Dymola, Modelica and related tools and processes.

Claytex are international distributors of Dassault Systèmes portfolio of Systems Engineering tools which include Dymola, Reqtify, ControlBuild, AUTOSAR Builder and CATIA Systems. We supply and support these tools in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Claytex also develop a number of application libraries using Modelica, the modelling language used in Dymola. These application libraries cover many different domains including mechanics, fluids, electrical, thermal and control and allow the complete system model to be defined, analysed and optimised using one environment.

At the UK Intelligent Engineering Forum Claytex will be showcasing our systems engineering solution Dymola (Dynamic Modelling Laboratory). Dymola is a multi-domain modelling and simulation tool that uses the Modelica modelling language to describe the behaviour of components, devices and systems. This capability is encapsulated into a wide range of application libraries covering engines, powertrains, batteries, electric drives, vehicle dynamics, thermal management and human comfort.

Using physical modelling tools to simulate the complete vehicle leads to a better understanding of the system behaviour and interactions enabling system level optimisation.

As the complexity of today’s vehicles increases due to hybridisation, more advanced driver assistance systems and many other active systems, it becomes increasingly important to be able to simulate how the complete vehicle system behaves and interacts. Using simulation from the start of the project enables design decisions to be influenced and optimal system solutions to be found.

As the complete vehicle system covers many different domains including mechanics, electrical, thermal, fluid and control we need to use system level modelling and simulation tools that can create predictive models covering all of these domains.

Using Dymola, Claytex has produced complete vehicle system models for studying engines, drivelines, vehicle dynamics, thermal management, hybrid technologies and body systems. These have been applied extensively in Formula 1, NASCAR and IndyCar enabling the teams to evaluate and optimise new technologies and ideas before arriving at the track. In motorsport these models are deployed in the design office, integrated into the trackside tools and telemetry systems and used for HiL and DiL testing.

The same technology is now being applied for road cars to enable a wide range of engineering activities including handling, active safety systems, ride, NVH and control system integrity.

If you would like more information on our products and solutions please visit us at the event or if you are unable to attend then please visit our website.