A relevant experience in Internal Combustion Engines and Electrified Powertrains
What we do
PWT’s CAE services can be grouped into three domains: 1D-CFD and Multiphysics, X-in-the-Loop (XiL) and Virtual Calibration, 3D-CFD simulations.
1D Powertrain and Vehicle Simulation
PWT has an extensive experience in all the applications of 1D system-level simulations, ranging from vehicle and powertrain performance, thermal management, hydraulics, emissions and acoustics.
PWT uses 3D-CFD simulation to investigate complex fluid-dynamics phenomena such as combustion optimization with conventional and innovative fuels, tailpipe aeroacoustics, hydraulic and thermal analyses for water jackets and battery packs.
SiL/HiL & Real-Time modeling
PWT supports since 10+ years X-in-the-Loop applications for controls development and virtual calibration, with projects carried out both at customers’ premises or with our in-house HiL simulator.
Through the years, PWT has gained relevant experience in all possible applications of 1D system-level multi-physics simulation to vehicle or powertrain research and development, to name a few: engine performance, turbocharging, acoustic and aftertreatment analyses, vehicle thermal management (VTM) simulations of both ICEVs and xEVs, hydraulics, engine mechanics, vehicle-level simulations, HEV power-split optimization, etc.
Starting from multi-physics models used in RD or product design, PWT established a proven methodology to increase their computational efficiency while retaining their accuracy and predictivity. This enables a wide range of simulations in which virtual plants are coupled with a control system from its early stages of development (MiL, SiL) to full-fledged ECU testing and validation (HiL). In 2013, PWT was among the first companies to bring a fully physical 1D engine model onto an HiL rig for ECU verification and validation. Since then, this methodology was extended to aftertreatment, thermal management and lube models.
PWT has a consolidated experience in 3D-CFD simulation of both conventional and electrified powertrain components. Starting from in-cylinder flow and spray analyses to predictive combustion and emission formation. Other 3D-CFD services include Conjugate Heat Transfer (CHT) analyses of water jackets and battery packs; flow characterization at a component level including pressure drop and flow pattern analyses; transient aeroacoustics with flow-noise prediction.
How we do it
At PWT we help our customers to solve powertrain simulation problems, minimize development costs, decrease time-to-market and improve productivity using the best-in-class CAE instruments.
We can provide services both in 1D powertrain and vehicle simulation and 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics (3D-CFD).
Our expertise can solve a broad range of engineering problems including combustion and aftertreatment analysis, turbo matching, acoustic analysis for intake and exhaust systems, xEV energy management, vehicle thermal management optimization, cooling and lubrication systems modeling.
PWT is not only your partner for simulation: we provide also flexible and accurate training classes in different languages tailored to the customers’ needs. We can organize face-to-face or remote lecture-style lessons and hands-on sessions on a variety of simulation topics.
They Trusted Us
- Aston Martin Lagonda
- Automobili Lamborghini
- BMC Power
- General Motors
- Hyundai Motor Company
- Jaguar Land Rover
- MV AGUSTA
- Peugeot Motocycles
- Porsche AG
- Winterthur Gas & Diesel
- Garrett Motion
- Officine Metallurgiche Cornaglia
- Porsche Engineering
- PUNCH Torino
- Röchling Automotive
- UFI Filters