Virtual Engine Calibration (VirCal)
|Coordinator||Aktiebolaget Volvo Penta - Volvo Penta|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 6 924 000|
|Project duration||February 2017 - April 2019|
|Venture||Electronics, software and communication - FFI|
Purpose and goal
The main purpose of this project was to increase contribution of virtual testing in powertrain development by investigating and building the necessary elements within a pilot project. Three main parts of an effective virtual powertrain calibration platform are mentioned here: Virtual rig: Low maintenance and user-friendly system Powertrain Models: Quality controlled, short lead time model development Joint virtual-physical working process: Efficient working process with buy-in from stakeholders
Expected results and effects
The main results divided into three parts: an industrialized virtual test rig, models including fast running models and machine learning models and working process for a joint virtual-physical testing. Human factors in communication has been considered as well.
Planned approach and implementation
The project was a collaboration between Volvo Penta and Chalmers University of Technology. Volvo Penta was the main applicant and project manager of this project. The project was carried out in 4 different work packages (WP); each WP defined to be half a year. WP 1: Evaluation and Preparation WP 2: Integration WP 3: Automation WP 4: Extension The project was carried out with a development team at Volvo Penta and a project manager and two supervisors and one researcher from Chalmers.