A tough and rather urgent issue for the heavy equipment industry is fuel economy and energy management.
Energy management decisions influence a variety of factors in heavy equipment development, from fuel consumption and emissions to powertrain choices and thermal system performance, such as HVAC and cooling systems. This is why it is so important to make the right energy management decisions on the vehicle level early in the conceptual phase. Hydraulics optimization, idle time reduction, machine electrification, engine optimization, emissions regulations, thermal management … Where shall I start from? How to balance all these inter-connected challenges?
The key questions that manufacturers need to answer are:
How to position energy consumption requirements vs competition?
Are there new innovative strategies which might be able to further improve our design?
Does our initial design meet requirements?
As the design matures, are we still meeting our fuel efficiency?
Can we optimize the geometry to further improve the fuel efficiency?
How does the optimized component design impact on other systems of the machine?
You will discover how our integrated Simcenter portfolio and engineering services allow to frontload fuel consumption and more global energy management optimization at any stage of the design cycles.