Rapid Prototyping of ACC Algorithms with Virtual Human and Plant Models 2002-01-0516
Development of Automatic Climate Control (ACC) systems requires an exorbitant amount of environmental tunnel testing for proper calibration of the control algorithms. This adds tremendous cost and lead-time to vehicle development programs. As Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) gear up to implement accelerated vehicle development programs, suppliers are expected to provide the needed technologies in support of such programs. The present paper introduces the Delphi Digital Platform of Virtual Thermal Comfort Engineering (VTCE) and Transient AC System Simulation for the development of ACC control algorithm. With the Digital Platform, significant cost and time reductions can be realized.