Case Study: Data Modeling at Volvo

by Angela Guess

A new article takes a look at Volvo Construction Equipment’s recent successes at cutting virtual prototyping times in half: “To maintain its brand position in the competitive market of mining equipment, the Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) engineers were challenged to develop topperforming wheel loaders and articulated haulers even faster than before. To start, this meant reducing prototype test cycles by two-thirds. The final goal? Chopping in half the virtual prototyping time in early design phases.”

The article goes on, “Creating a unified co-simulation solution In this ground-breaking project, the Volvo Construction Equipment design team in Eskilstuna, Sweden, replaced its piecemeal department-by-department process with a single solution based on LMS Imagine.Lab AMESim. With one unified model, they could simulate the behavior of four major vehicle subsystems in wheel loaders and articulated haulers: hydraulics, powertrain, thermal management and the actual driver. Subsystem models exchanged data seamlessly.”

Read more here.

photo credit: Volvo

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