Virtual Engine Calibration (VirCal)
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.