We are proud to introduce Simcenter Amesim 2019.1.
With this version, we accelerate the software delivery model to provide access to new enhancements every 6 months, while maintaining focus on the technical excellence.
The latest release helps you build digital twins faster and earlier in the design cycle by democratizing access to system simulation. By further extending Modelica® support and integration with other Simcenter solutions, version 2019.1 enables you to set up a unique toolchain throughout various development phases and teams.
Among many other enhancements, new capabilities in Simcenter Amesim 2019.1 focus on the 4 main areas:
- vehicle electrification,
- aircraft systems performance engineering,
- controls engineering
- system simulation efficiency and ease of use.
Find out top 10 functionalities in 3 minutes:
Let us walk you through the major new capabilities in these 4 areas.
#1 Vehicle electrification
- Simcenter Motorsolve model import
- Simcenter Battery Design Studio import for equivalent circuit battery models
- Ready-to-use air cooled battery pack demonstrators
Many industries, such as automotive, aerospace, off-highway and marine, are making the shift toward e-mobility. After introducing the capability to import from Simcenter SPEED in the previous release, the latest Simcenter Amesim version reinforces its integration with other Simcenter solutions that support electrification challenges.
Using the same app for linear and nonlinear variants, you can import permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) parameters from Simcenter Motorsolve to test your machine in the vehicle context earlier in the design cycle.
Find out more in this blog post.
Moreover, battery equivalent circuit models from Simcenter Battery Design Studio can be imported into Simcenter Amesim 2019.1 to obtain a shared battery model. You can visualize parameters of the imported model before using them in Simcenter Amesim. For more details, read this article.
New demonstrators allow you to easily re-use the complete battery pack model based on geometry, identify critical temperatures for controls design, apply a documented methodology for model reduction as well as integrate the reduced battery model into your vehicle energy management analysis.
#2 Aircraft systems performance engineering
- Upgraded CAD import capabilities for fuel systems
- Enhanced postprocessing apps and scaling tool for aircraft engine and gas turbine
- New rotorcraft engine demonstrators with the recuperated cycle and series hybrid variant
To support the aerospace industry, the latest release of Simcenter Amesim comes with upgraded CAD import capabilities that enable users to easily create rib submodels and generate all the required tank and rib data files. Therefore, you can drastically reduce the time required for creating data files and organizing your output files. Moreover, the new rib submodel allows users to account for flowing areas, speeding up parameterization while improving accuracy.
By using the enhanced postprocessing apps and scaling tool when exploring new gas turbine configurations, users can easily derive scaled performance maps starting from reference maps and looking at the surge margin.
Users can benefit from two rotorcraft engine demonstrators that are derived from a validated engine model. The first derivative is a recuperated engine cycle and the second is a series hybrid variant assessed during an oil and gas mission.
#3 Controls engineering
- Extracting a nested signal bus
- New tool for proportional–integral–derivative (PID) controller calibration
- New real-time components for thermal and valvetrain systems
With the industry shift towards connected, software-intensive, complex products, Simcenter Amesim 2019.1 offers a large set of new or enhanced capabilities for controls design and validation to enable you to simultaneously optimize the mechanics, electronics and software as an integrated system.
You can now use signal buses to manage data transfers between physical subsystems. This redesigned capability facilitates visualization of all data flowing through any given bus component and simplifies information propagation across nested buses.
In addition, the latest release comes with a new tool for PID controller calibration, which is associated with two demos for speed and position control. Hence, you can visualize closed-loop step response and check the robustness with stability margins.
Whether you are a system designer who just wants to quickly make the PID controller work, or a control expert interested in stability margins, find out the step-by-step process in this article.
Additionally, new real-time components of thermal and valvetrain systems will allow you to greatly reduce CPU time and run hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) simulations.
#4 System simulation efficiency and ease of use
- New Modelica compiler and full Modelica Standard Library (MSL) v3.2.2 support
- Model conversion from hydraulic to thermal-hydraulic domain
- Two-phase flow thermodynamic cycle analysis app
- Valve builder
To boost the efficiency of your system simulation activities, Simcenter Amesim now offers you full MSL 3.2.2 support and greater openness thanks to Modelon’s compiler, which is integrated into this Simcenter Amesim version. You can easily couple Modelica and native Simcenter Amesim library components: Using Modelica Editor enables you to automatically import Modelica models into Simcenter Amesim and get the best of both.
Moreover, existing hydraulic models can be converted into thermal-hydraulic models with one click while maintaining model structure and parameters.
With a new app for two-phase flow thermodynamic cycle predesign, within just a few seconds you can assess steadystate cycle performance by adapting your design points from predefined cycles. Watch how this app works in the demo here.
Finally, the latest improvements in valve builder functionality allow users to create pilot-operated directional valves and connect them to the hydraulic or pneumatic pilot stage, as well as integrate nonreturn valves into the design of your directional valve to avoid unnecessary volumes and dynamics.
Those are only a few of the major capabilities introduced to Simcenter Amesim 2019.1. For instance, a large set of capabilities has been introduced for shipbuilding as well as for internal combustion engine vehicles helping automotive manufacturers to meet the RDE standard.