Physics-based, Validated Plant Models for Simulation Testing
It can be challenging to derive a plant model that is of sufficient fidelity to be useful, capturing the non-linear effects and system dynamics that are important for control system design. In addition to the powerful Enginuity tool for engine controls development, SimuQuest has developed a number of other plant models (and corresponding algorithms). These plant and algorithm models, implemented in native Simulink, are commercially available and have saved clients a lot of valuable development time. SimuQuest plant models have been developed and validated against dynamic measurement data to achieve sufficient fidelity for comprehensive model-based design.
Scroll down to see examples of vehicle body and powertrain plant models available off the shelf.
Electrically powered vehicle body systems such as power windows, sliding doors and rear liftgates involve complex subsystems and non-linearities such as:
This plant model captures the complex non-linear effects of the cable and pulley and end stops, that are critical to the correct implementation of the anti-pinch algorithm and other control features.
This plant model captures the complex non-linear effects of the cross lever, gearing and end stops, that are critical to the correct implementation of the anti-pinch algorithm and other control features.
Captures the complex non-linear effects of the pneumatic dampers, latching mechanism, complex geometry and end stops, that are critical to enable correct implementation and simulation testing of the control features.
Captures the complex non-linear effects of the cable, pulleys and end stops, that are critical to the correct implementation the control features.
Powertrain plant models include vehicle, engine, driveline, hybrid vehicle and electric vehicle models, incorporating the dynamics and non-linear effects that are important to control system design.
Click here to link to Enginuity, SimuQuest’s powerful engine modeling tool for engine control system design.
Jump-Start Your Hybrid Control Development Project
The Enginuity Hybrid package provides all necessary model components to assemble a complete hybrid vehicle model. The model components are accessible via the Simulink library browser and can be swiftly deployed within a Simulink model.
The package comes with a pre-built hybrid demo model which includes a fully operational, hierarchical hybrid vehicle control strategy based on various individual ECUs (engine, motor, battery, transmission, etc.).