Before starting the optimisation process, existing engines will be analysed on the test bed, measured, and post-processed in detail. The huge amount of data collected can be divided into
Mean integral values
Time or crank angle based indicated data
HERON uses most of the common software tools to post process all signals and to analyse the data for specific values.
· AVL CONCERTO™
Using the knowledge gathered around the geometric design and measured data from the engine being analysed, it is possible to set up a 1D computer model. Such a virtual engine allows studying of the entire process from a thermodynamic point of view. This provides information and results which are nearly impossible to measure: through such modelling it is possible to investigate all dimensions and parameters to improve the performance and driveability and lower the emissions output.
Applied 1D software tools:
AVL CONCETO™ - Professional data post-processing software
· Applied at HERON for test bed data analysis and additionally for BOOST post-processing
Applied at HERON for test bed data analysis
DEWETRON / DEWESOFT™
· Applied at HERON for test bed data analysis and combustion data analysis
HERON Combo - in-house software
· Applied for detailed combustion and heat balance analysis, taking all losses (like heat transfer, blow-by, and specific fluid properties) into account
HERON drive - in-house software
· Applied in race car analysis to work out engine-related driveability issues. This program is commercially available and can be adapted to all data acquisition systems (e.g. ATLAS)
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