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The Guidelines and the Vehicle Performance Simulation Model for FY 2018’s Subsidy for Building Simulation Platforms to Accelerate Development of Next-Generation Vehicles have been released

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Environmental Partnership Council(commonly called EPC) has been entrusted with subsidy project (the business management) related to ” Subsidy for Building Simulation Platforms to Accelerate Development of Next-Generation Vehicles” by METI.

Today, We have released the following information regarding the Guidelines and Vehicle Performance Simulation Model for FY 2018’s Subsidy for Building Simulation Platforms to Accelerate Development of Next-Generation Vehicles.

 

  1. 1. Purpose of the subsidy
    This project aims to build a stable and appropriate energy supply & demand system that fits both the domestic and international economy, society, and environment. In order to accomplish that, the EPC will subsidize a portion of expenses needed to build vehicle performance assessment models, so that private organizations can efficiently lead development of vehicles by simulating the entire vehicle and not building actual vehicles for assessments. The EPC will also engage in projects to promote wide-scale use of vehicle performance assessment models, with the aim of accelerating development of next-generation vehicles and reducing energy used by the transport sector.


    2. Summary of main points
     In FY 2016, aiming at inter-industry (e.g., between automobile manufacturers and automobile parts manufactures or between automobile parts manufactures), or industry-academia distribution of the models and the dissemination of the MBD process, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry released the guidelines to define interfaces between such models and also the vehicle performance simulation models*, representing the details of the guidelines and serving as a common base for distribution among stakeholders.
     As shown in Figure 1, these models are designed to be used as a common base for model distribution between OEMs and suppliers at the functional design stage of the upstream in the development process, and also to help suppliers and academia understand the MBD process for vehicles.

Figure 1. Stage in which vehicle performance simulation models are used (Functional design stage)

In this project, based on the above method and by adopting strategies shown in Figure 2, we have made updates by adding the performance areas of thermal, dynamic performance, and vehicle vibration for this fiscal year.In addition, as the subsidized associations have created the definition documents (subsystem definition documents) defining the following models and interface for each model in detail, we hereby release those documents.

Figure 2. Overview of guidelines and model expansion plan

 

The guidelines, definition documents, and a part of the models are released as a recommended case for model distribution on the following ProSTEP iViP webpage through the collaboration with ProSTEP iViP (Germany) and SystemX (France).
https://www.prostep.org/fileadmin/downloads/SmartSE_SE-A_181210.pdf

*Released as part of FY 2016’s initiatives (press release from METI)
https://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2017/0331_004.html

 

  1. 3.Expansion of performance domains
    Plant Modeling Interface Guidelines for Vehicle Development  *Updated: March, 2020

 

◆Thermal model
Guidelines-Compatible Model_Simulink (.zip file) 
Handbook of Plant Modeling Interface Guidelines-Compatible Model (Thermal performance) for Vehicle Development(PDF)

 

◆Dynamic performance model
・Guidelines-Compatible Model_Simulink (.zip file) *under construction
Handbook of Plant Modeling Interface Guidelines-Compatible Model (Vehicle dynamic performance) for Vehicle Development (PDF) 

 

◆Vehicle vibration (NVH) model
Guidelines-Compatible Model_Simulink (.zip file)
Handbook of Plant Modeling Interface Guidelines-Compatible Model (Vehicle vibration) for Vehicle Development(PDF) 

 

  1. 4.Deliverables from subsidy recipients

Subsidy recipient

Topic

Model and Subsystem Handbook, etc.

The Research Association of Automotive Internal Combustion Engines (AICE)

(Company registration number: 2010405012637)

Engine Systems

-Plant Modeling Interface Guidelines for Engine Systems (PDF)*

-Guidelines-Compatible Model_Modelica (.zip file)*

-Handbook of Plant Modeling Interface Guidelines-Compatible Model for Engine Systems (PDF)*

Transmission Research Association for Mobility Innovation (TRAMI)

(Company registration number: 7010405016617)

Transmission Systems

-Plant Modeling Interface Guidelines for Transmission Systems (PDF)*

Guidelines-Compatible Model_Modelica (.zip file)

Guidelines-Compatible Model_Simulink.zip file)

Handbook of Plant Modeling Interface Guidelines-Compatible Model for Engine Systems (PDF)

 *Updated: March, 2020