The long-term future of the conventional powertrain is uncertain. However, most vehicles sold today worldwide still use an internal combustion engine. Also, hybrid vehicles might be a transition technology and will require new engine designs for OEMs to be competitive. Simultaneously, the R&D budget dedicated to the conventional powertrain is shrinking as OEMs focus their spending on enhancing their electrification technologies.
The Digital Twin can be the best ally for R&D and production departments to keep engine development moving forward, while staying within budget limitations. Improving powertrain thermal management is one of the most important strategies that OEMs are focusing on, which will lead to benefits for both emissions and efficiency. Both 1D and 3D Digital Twins give a holistic overview of the powertrain and significantly contribute to its design optimization, fuel economy improvement, and emission reductions.
Global Application Specialist (Simcenter STAR-CCM+)
Engine Product Manager (Simcenter Amesim)
Powertrain Business Developer (Simcenter Amesim)