RUEIL-MALMAISON, France, September 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
IFPEN and D2T Powertrain Engineering have launched xMOD, an innovative model integration software platform. This product sets itself apart by its ability to make models from different tools work together, in a single environment. It can even be used with Hardware in the Loop (HiL)* test benches. xMOD can save a great deal of time in the increasingly complex development of industrial systems. One such example is powertrain development in the automobile industry. From the early design phase, models from a variety of software (Matlab/Simulink, AMESim, Dymola, GT-Power, SimulationX and Code C/C++) used to coexist. These can now interact together on the entire powertrain thanks to xMOD.
The new software was designed to squarely fit the requirements of all stakeholders involved in the development process. A vast amount of experience in simulation is not required to use this software. Instead, it is designed to give engineers from various professions control over the entire process. User interfaces can be customized and confidentiality management is integrated.
Furthermore, xMOD does more than simply streamline the design phase. It can also be used on HiL validation benches for engine control unit (ECU) and, for some components, even on engine or powertrain test benches. xMOD therefore provides a single working environment, from design right through to validation. This facilitates communication between departments, gives everyone access to simulation and limits the risk of errors and lost information.
Thanks to its high potential, xMOD is already being used to great effect for conventional, hybrid and electric powertrain applications. D2T has already sold xMOD licenses to Renault. Moreover, the platform has also been used as part of many projects IFPEN is involved in.
* HiL: platforms that can be used to test physical parts such as control units in a simulated virtual environment like a complete vehicle
About IFP Energies nouvelles
IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) is a world-class public-sector research, innovation and training center active in the fields of energy, transport and the environment. Its mission is to provide public players and industry with efficient, economical, clean and sustainable technologies to take up the challenges facing society in terms of climate change, energy diversification and water resource management. http://www.ifpenergiesnouvelles.fr
About D2T Powertrain Engineering
Based in France, D2T is specialized in engine engineering. It provides development and calibration services for powertrains, machinery and equipment as well as test bench engineering services. D2T is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IFP-Energies nouvelles and employs nearly 400 people worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.d2t.com
SOURCE IFP Energies nouvelles and D2T