Thermal and Energy Management
We understand Thermal Management as the controlled transport of thermal energy between any kind of heat sources to heat sinks including heat conversion and storage.
Our simulation approaches consider heat production from combustion, friction or electromagnetic induction with thermal transport through conduction, convection and radiation. Further we allow for heat conversion and storage through boiling and phase change and finally for heat disposal through cooling devices to the environment.
This builds our backbone to analyze heat and energy flows in complex systems to control and ensure component and system requirements.
Thermal management of ground transportation vehicles has become one of our core competences with the following applications:
- Engine warm-up analysis for arbitrary fuel consumption drive cycles
- Cooling systems design for series production and prototype vehicles
- 3D thermal analysis of combustion engines, turbo chargers, exhaust-systems, EGR cooler
- Thermal validation and confirmation for vehicle engine compartments and other critical zones.
- Thermal analyses of electric motors, alternators and electric modules.
- Optimization of battery cooling
We have expanded our highly developed simulation methodology for thermal management towards general Energy Management by adding system components to generate, transport, convert and store electric energy.
To manage sophisticated hybrid power train systems we consequently can add electrical components and control strategies to our existing vehicle thermal management systems simulation.