Thermal management systems for electrified off-highway machinery – successful and lean development from simulation to a well-designed, integrated system solution
The development of electrified off-highway machinery for different climatic conditions creates significant challenges in the field of thermal management. Extensive testing to ensure proper operation often leads to escalating development costs and long test periods. Furthermore, climatic chambers often are limited in the testing of dynamic use profiles. Electrification creates new challenges due to increased system complexity and temperature-sensitive components. Our joint approach enables us to model electrical and thermal aspects by combining incremental development steps, thermal management simulation and selective testing. This allows us to improve even complex systems and leads to well-designed solutions with optimized development efforts.