vCAP

Virtual Calibration Platform

vCAP

How to meet the new emission standards

A solution to perform calibration on the desktop instead of on the rig or on the road, using the power of MORPHEE technology.

New regulations, with WLTC/WHTC cycles and the RDE legislation, combined with the complexity of new powertrains, either conventional or hybrid, make previous calibration processes (methodologies, tools, testing and validation means) obsolete or at least no longer efficient enough. Some experts estimate that keeping them as they are would lead to the number of engine test beds being multiplied by 10 for calibration purposes. This would occur at the worst possible moment, with the automotive industry shifting its R&D investment from conventional powertrains to purely electric ones. It has therefore become critical to adopt new methodologies, such as model-based calibration methodologies.

No other company is in a better position than FEV to address these issues: FEV is considered as the world leader in calibration methodologies; FEV boasts extensive know-how in powertrain modeling and benefits from the most powerful simulation and automation platform for operating these methodologies: MORPHEE.


What is vCAP THE VIRTUAL CALIBRATION PLATFORM?

This is a simulation-based (MiL, SiL, HiL) engine or vehicle platform; in other words, a virtual test bed which enables you to calibrate an ECU in accordance with the new WLTC, WHTC cycles and the new RDE legislation, thereby saving up to 50% of the physical tests. This solution uses the MORPHEE software technology which combines simulation, calibration and automation functionalities. It can host cutting-edge calibration methodologies from FEV.

WHY CHOOSE VCAP?

You want to handle your new calibration projects and are thinking about simulation.

With vCAP, you will benefit from...

Fewer physical tests: Reduced role of physical tests in engine development: engine test beds, chassis dyno and vehicle, in standard and non-standard conditions (temperature, altitude, etc.)

Shorter development time: Due to this model based collaborative framework: the simulation, control, calibration and testing teams share the same models, dashboards and variable configuration

... with a robust modeling process

Model accuracy: Thanks to the unique performance of MORPHEE, the accuracy of the models remains the same from the MiL stage to validation on the test beds and is compliant with the calibration usage purposes

FEV calibration methodologies inside: Benefit from the unique FEV model-based calibration methodologies. Or use you own methodologies: MORPHEE is open.

vCAP


A SOLUTION COVERING CRITICAL CALIBRATION TASKS


A virtual calibration platform, VCAP, benefiting from MORPHEE technology and FEV know-how in simulation and calibration. Designed as a unique and powerful simulation, calibration and automation platform to host advanced methodologies, optimize a high number of operating points and boost the efficiency of your development facilities:

As fast as possible: MORPHEE techology a very powerful time management system able to perform a high number of calculations and tasks in deterministic time.

Reliable modeling: vCAP couples 0D/1D modeling approaches and statistical modeling techniques with a unique FEV methodology. This combination of physical and statistical models is the key element of vCAP, guaranteeing the representativeness of the results and compliance for calibration applications.

So open, so advanced: With this platform, benefit from the calibration methodologies developed by FEV, the world leader in calibration, or use your own existing models and tools.

Born for calibration: as vCAP is compatible with the major calibration tools on the market, keep your own tools and methodologies.

What you can do with vCAP


After-treatment calibration

  • RGN calibration (Exhaust path thermodynamics simulation)
  • SCR calibration
  • OBD calibration: DOC/DPF/SCR conversion efficiency simulation

ECU Software

  • Fault simulation
  • For ECU software logic checking (only three days of automation tests expected instead of two weeks of engine test bed and vehicle tests)

Aging checks

  • Aging to be carried out only by parameter changes

Scope of supply


  • Software: MORPHEE
  • Hardware:
    • ECU cabinet with the integration of the engine and exhaust system components coming from the customer
    • HiL cabinet, with the PC platform, the I/O models and power supplies. It generates different signals, such as crankshaft, high speed, etc.
  • ECU application tools from third parties

Integration of vCAP


1-MiL

Model set-up & integration into a single simulation platform.

2-HiL with ECU

Coupling the models to the ECU...

3-HiL with ECU and harness

...and to the harness and actuators


Régis de Bonnaventure

Régis de Bonnaventure


Phone: +33 130 131 756

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