Get Started with Powertrain Blockset
Powertrain Blockset™ provides fully assembled reference application models of automotive powertrains, including gasoline, diesel, hybrid, and electric systems. It includes a component library for simulating engine subsystems, transmission assemblies, traction motors, battery packs, and controller models. Powertrain Blockset also includes a dynamometer model for virtual testing. MDF file support provides a standards-based interface to calibration tools for data import.
Powertrain Blockset provides a standard model architecture that can be reused throughout the development process. You can use it for design tradeoff analysis and component sizing, control parameter optimization, and hardware-in-the-loop testing. You can customize models by parameterizing components in a reference application with your own data or by replacing a subsystem with your own model.
- Getting Started with Powertrain Blockset
Run the conventional vehicle reference application and examine the final drive gear ratio impact on fuel economy and tailpipe emissions.
- Conventional Vehicle Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel Economy and Emissions
Calculate the city and highway fuel economy for a conventional vehicle with a 1.5–L spark-ignition (SI) engine.
- Conventional Vehicle Powertrain Efficiency
Examine the impact of the conventional vehicle transmission efficiency on the powertrain efficiency.
- Get Started with the Virtual Vehicle Composer
Use the Virtual Vehicle Composer app to configure, build, and analyze a virtual vehicle.
Reference Application Projects and Templates
- Internal Combustion Engine Reference Application Projects
Use these reference application projects as a starting point for your own internal combustion engine vehicle models.
- Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Reference Application Projects
Use these reference application projects as a starting point for your own hybrid and electric vehicle models.
- CI Engine Project Template
Create compression-ignition (CI) engine variants to use with internal combustion engine reference applications.
- SI Engine Project Template
Create spark-ignition (SI) engine variants to use with internal combustion engine reference applications.
Powertrain Blockset Overview
Learn about Powertrain Blockset capabilities, including modeling powertrain systems and performing system design tradeoff studies.