Hardware In The Loop Simulation with Modelica - A Design Tool for Thermal Management Systems

Sidney Baltzer
Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) – RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Thomas Lichius
Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) – RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Jörg Gissing
Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) – RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Peter Jeck
Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) – RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Lutz Eckstein
Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) – RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Jörg Küfen
Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH, Aachen

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp14096401

Ingår i: Proceedings of the 10th International Modelica Conference; March 10-12; 2014; Lund; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 96:42, s. 401-408

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Publicerad: 2014-03-10

ISBN: 978-91-7519-380-9

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Due to the higher complexity of electrified vehicles the requirements for vehicle components and vehicle design augment and new development tools are desirable. The following paper describes the design of a hardware-in-the-loop test-bench along with its structure using Modelica and an UDP interface. The aim is to support the development of components and operational strategies under realistic boundary conditions illustrated by the example of a waste heat recovery system. The test-bench is planned and built up within the scope of the public founded project qOpt at the Institute for Automotive Engineering (RWTH Aachen University) in cooperation with the Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen and the Institute of Automatic Control (RWTH Aachen University).


Hardware-in-the-loop simulation; thermal management; vehicle simulation; combined heat and power generation; waste heat recovery; electric vehicle; Plug-in hybrid vehicle; hermal storage


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