MicroNova uses its years of expertise in the testing of ECUs to offer a comprehensive consulting service for the integration of CRUISE M on its NovaCarts simulation platform; this is complemented by corresponding services for the creation of models. In one of the first projects, AVL successfully modeled a fuel cell system with CRUISE M, which MicroNova subsequently integrated into the associated NovaCarts HiL simulator as a so-called plant model. The simple merging of models via the Functional Mockup Interface (FMI) was equally as impressive as the performance on the real-time simulator.
CRUISE M is designed for model-based system development and enables the integration of high-quality, real-time capable subsystem models. Potential applications include machinery, battery storage, and fuel cell systems. When it comes to modeling, users have access to an extensive library of components from various domains of vehicle development.
Consistent system layouts
It does not take long to create even extensive system models. The numerical solver, designed for efficient multiphysics simulation, allows these models to be calculated on the NovaCarts real-time simulation system. Model and solver are delivered together in a Functional Mockup Unit (FMU). The consistency from system layout to final test significantly shortens development processes.
"With NovaCarts, we are adding a very powerful platform to the target hardware for CRUISE M real-time models. This is particularly interesting for our customers from the mobility environment," says Dr. Roland Wanker, Vice President AVL Advanced Simulation Technologies. "They can achieve even better quality at a lower cost, and in this way gain an additional competitive advantage."
"As development cycles become ever shorter, so the demands on HiL systems intensify. For that reason, with CRUISE M we offer users a powerful simulation system to create models more quickly. In addition to a shorter time-to-market, users benefit from the reusability of models once they have been created on the HiL," adds Dr. Klaus Eder, COO of MicroNova AG.
NovaCarts and CRUISE M at f-cell 2022 in Stuttgart
The possibilities of cooperation are also covered at f-cell 2022 in Stuttgart: At booth 2B17, MicroNova demonstrates the integration on its HiL simulator for testing fuel cell control units of a real-time model generated with CRUISE M.