A broad range of technical challenges in engine design and powertrain systems development can be addressed using 1D fluid dynamic simulation and analysis. Our expertise in developing our own in-house simulation software tools and our wealth of experience in the application of 3rd party software gives us a unique and comprehensive understanding of the various numerical methods available to tackle technical challenges and support engine development programmes.

We have a vast experience in powertrain systems simulation at all scales, from single cylinder research engines through all engine size classes to power generation. Contact us to know more about our solutions in your engine performance applications. We have extensive experience in consultancy projects on engine performance simulation, some of which are summarised in this page.

Screenshot of a typical 1D engine simulator

Load-speed map for simulations of a diesel engine with contours showing NOx emissions

Typical Customer Projects

  • Optimisation of engine performance through simulation
  • Analysis and troubleshooting of issues of engine knock through analysis of measured engine cylinder pressure
  • Intake and exhaust system manifolds tuning for both fixed and variable geometry systems
  • Turbocharger matching analysis
  • Analysis on vehicle performance and emissions of different engine/transmission/vehicle design choices
  • Real-time engine models for diagnostics and control applications

Benefits of Outsourcing Your Simulations

  • Access to our world-leading expertise in powertrain systems simulation
  • Delivery of fast, robust analysis to support key design decisions thus reducing testing
  • Novel or niche solutions can be solved by our engineers (by developing plug-ins or alternative sub-models)
  • Confidence in the robustness and sensitivities of the simulation results