Internal combustion engines, electric motors, and controllers
Propulsion systems in powertrains include internal combustion spark-ignition (SI) engines, compression-ignition (CI) engines, and electric motors. Use the propulsion blocks to assemble engine subsystems and controllers for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) engine control design, vehicle-level fuel economy, and performance simulations.
Internal Combustion Engines, Components, and Controllers
Engines and Controllers
|Mapped CI Engine||Compression-ignition engine model using lookup tables|
|Mapped SI Engine||Spark-ignition engine model using lookup tables|
|Simple Engine||Simplified engine model using lookup tables|
|CI Controller||Compression-ignition controller that includes air mass flow, torque, and EGR estimation|
|SI Controller||Spark-ignition engine controller that uses the driver torque request|
|CI Core Engine||Compression-ignition engine from intake to exhaust port|
|SI Core Engine||Spark-ignition engine from intake to exhaust port|
|Mapped Core Engine||Steady-state core engine model using lookup tables|
|Boost Drive Shaft||Boost drive shaft speed|
|Compressor||Compressor for boosted engines|
|Control Volume System||Constant volume open thermodynamic system with heat transfer|
|Flow Boundary||Flow boundary for ambient temperature and pressure|
|Flow Restriction||Isentropic ideal gas flow through an orifice|
|Heat Exchanger||Intercooler or exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler|
|Turbine||Turbine for boosted engines|
Electric Motors, Inverters, and Controllers
Motors and Inverters
|Flux-Based PMSM||Flux-based permanent magnet synchronous motor|
|Induction Motor||Three-phase induction motor|
|Interior PMSM||Three-phase interior permanent magnet synchronous motor with sinusoidal back electromotive force|
|Mapped Motor||Mapped motor and drive electronics operating in torque-control mode|
|Surface Mount PMSM||Three-phase exterior permanent magnet synchronous motor with sinusoidal back electromotive force|
|Three-Phase Voltage Source Inverter||Three-phase voltage source inverter|
|Equivalent Consumption Minimization Strategy||Energy management controller for P0–P4 hybrid electric vehicles|
|Flux-Based PM Controller||Controller for a flux-based permanent magnet synchronous motor|
|IM Controller||Internal torque-based, field-oriented controller for an induction motor with an optional outer-loop speed controller|
|Interior PM Controller||Torque-based, field-oriented controller for an internal permanent magnet synchronous motor|
|Surface Mount PM Controller||Torque-based, field-oriented controller for a surface mount permanent magnet synchronous motor|
Internal Combustion Engines
- Calibrate Mapped CI Engine Using Data
Use the Virtual Vehicle Composer to calibrate mapped CI engines from imported data.
- Calibrate Mapped SI Engine Using Data
Use the Virtual Vehicle Composer to calibrate mapped SI engines from imported data.
- CI Core Engine Air Mass Flow and Torque Production
The CI engine air mass flow calculation uses a speed-density model. To calculate the brake torque, you can configure the CI engine to use a simple torque or a structured torque model.
- SI Core Engine Air Mass Flow and Torque Production
The SI engine air mass flow calculation uses either a speed-density or a dual-independent cam phaser model. To calculate the brake torque, the SI engine uses either a simple torque or a structured torque model.
- Resize the CI Engine
Resize the compression-ignition (CI) engines using the dynamometer reference application.
- Resize the SI Engine
Resize the spark-ignition (SI) engines using the dynamometer reference application.
- Resize Engines and Mapped Motors
Resize engines and mapped motors using the Virtual Vehicle Composer app.
- Calibrate Mapped Electric Motors Using Data
Use the Virtual Vehicle Composer to calibrate mapped electric motors from imported data.
- Generate Optimal Current Controller Calibration Tables for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors
Generate optimized current controller and flux parameters for permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) blocks.
- Resize Motors
Resize motors using the dynamometer reference application.
- Calibrate ECMS Block for Objective Hybrid Vehicle Fuel Economy Assessment
Calibrate the ECMS block in the HEV P2 reference application.