Fuel System Modeling & Simulation
Office of Automotive Engineering
After changing fundamental models of deterministic systems to stochastic models, SwRI scientists simulate the influence of contaminants in a system.
During component and system development, performance predictions are often based on specific physical characteristics and deterministic operating parameters. System contaminants often modify operating performance, resulting in a change of deterministic equations to stochastic models involving time-varying, probabilistic random variables.
Using contamination sensitivity analysis, testing, modeling, and simulation methodologies, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) engineers help manufacturers:
- Design components to function:
- at given contamination levels
- for suitable periods of time
- with acceptable performance
- Identify contaminant-sensitive components
- Develop realistic service-life estimates
- Achieve targeted service life for final designs
automotive component development • fuel system development • system contaminants • contamination sensitivity analysis • component design • contaminant-sensitive components • service-life estimates