Feasibility of Detailed Vehicle Modeling 2001-01-0334
A feasibility study is presented concerning detailed vehicle modeling, including submodels for engine, transmission mechanics and hydraulics, as well as three-dimensional chassis behavior. The study was conducted jointly by Ford Motor Company, Dynasim AB and DLR. The results demonstrate that complex behavioral models of each subsystem can be developed, used and validated independently from each other, and finally assembled together to an overall model. Therefore, this approach could be the basis to establish modeling standards that allow collaboration between model developers throughout the automotive industry.