Vehicle Modeling
& Simulation
Office of Automotive Engineering

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Simulation results help engineers design better vehicle powertrain systems.

With increasing emphasis on math-based solutions to modern engineering problems and development cycles, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is strategically placed to offer a depth of experience with vehicle modeling and simulation services. Core competencies of this activity include:

  • Vehicle system engineering
    • Top-down architecture development
    • Bottom-up subsystem specifications development
  • Vehicle concept trade-off studies
  • Enabler for:
    • Vehicle control strategy development
    • Transmission shift strategy development
    • Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing

Simulation work is performed almost exclusively in MATLAB/Simulink, with the exceptions being specific client requests or needs. Our engineers utilize popular vehicle simulation packages to ensure modularity and flexibility for many vehicle configurations.

Simulation results help engineers design better vehicle powertrain systems.

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Related Terminology

vehicle modeling  •  vehicle simulation  •  vehicle modeling and simulation  •  vehicle system engineering  •  vehicle control strategy  •  shift strategy  •  hardware-in-the-loop  •  HIL  •  simulation   •  vehicle fuel economy  •  virtual vehicle

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 9 technical divisions.