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Thermal system modeling is improving powertrain efficiency

Electrification, hybridization, FCEV technology and digitalization are creating new opportunities for the implementation of flexible, energy-saving solutions. When it comes to thermal management, in addition to proper cooling and heating, innovations such as IoT facilitate communication not only with the vehicle management system but also with remote computers with neural network systems, enabling lifecycle optimization and predictive maintenance. BSPL is focused not only on designing products and services that enable customers to keep their subsystems in the proper temperature range but also on providing complete information and diagnostics that make it easy to develop complete systems and predict how they will behave. As the interpretation of the life of vehicles continues to increase, BSPL’s design targets, and the life of the products that the company designs, increase along with it.

That is why BSPL has focused on improving its model-based development capabilities and decided it will make it one of the company’s strengths. It has switched completely to model-based development using the latest software functionalities provided by MathWorks MATLAB and Simulink software. Its engineering team works to create the most accurate models, based on real device measurements and adjusting them to match performance and control behavior.

At the exhibition BSPL will present models of its devices, as well as finished systems either developed with modeling as an initial phase of development or as units that were transformed into models after the prototype stage. The company will show how it creates and optimizes software algorithms to provide the best-possible use of electric powertrain together with thermal management systems.

At the company’s booth, visitors will be able to adjust system operation parameters, understand how this affects system performance and see how the models react. BSPL will also provide a comparison of model-based simulation together with real unit measurements.

Sharing device models with customers supports model-based development activities performed by OEMs and allows early verification of system performance and integration into complete vehicles; it also speeds up development processes. BSPL’s customers can test their control approach, observe whether initially designed interfaces are sufficient and verify if a certain control approach meets its goal, for example, precooling.

By steering toward model-based development, BSPL also supports its partners in creating digital models of different subsystems to be integrated into complete vehicle models. Based on the continuously updated models, data can be used to improve thermal management design for each vehicle type and platform, resulting in a well-balanced system that cools enough, but not too much, in all operating conditions. All this opens business opportunities for smart services throughout a product’s lifespan.

Booth: 3050

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