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Romain Nicolas

Romain is product manager for Simcenter Amesim powertrain solutions in the following sectors: trucks, buses, heavy equipment, railway and marine. He started his career in the Volvo AB group in 2011 as an engine control systems engineer. In 2016 he joined Siemens as a business developer, where he worked in business growth, sales training and customer support and conducted workshops and seminars. He has been product manager for the powertrain simulation offer of Simcenter Amesim since 2021.


Optimizing wheel-loader hybrid powertrain selection using system simulation

The presentation deals with the electrification of a 6-ton wheel loader with the goal of finding the most fuel-efficient powertrain configuration for a given mission profile. To optimize the vehicle fuel consumption, a system simulation approach is used based on fast and modular modeling of the powertrain components. The controller that splits the energy between the internal combustion engine and the battery is crucial for such a powertrain, and the proposed system simulation approach means it can be automatically generated for given configurations.