Simcenter Amesim 17 Is Released with Enhanced Systems Capabilities
Phillip Keane posted on October 18, 2018 |

Siemens PLM Software has announced the latest release of its system simulation platform Simcenter Amesim. The latest release, Simcenter Amesim 17, comes with a bunch of new updates, particularly in the fields of aerospace, electrification and control systems engineering, which is good news for those working in the digital twin and autonomous vehicle domains.

Figure 1. Electrical systems simulation gets new features. (Image courtesy of Siemens PLM.)
Figure 1. Electrical systems simulation gets new features. (Image courtesy of Siemens PLM.)

In terms of aircraft systems performance engineering, Simcenter Amesim 17 users will now be able to produce:

  • Intuitive and detailed jet engine performance analysis
  • Analysis of fuel systems and flight dynamics coupling
  • Fuel tank mapping from CAD
  • Model templates for landing gear and flap systems

Since fuel represents a large portion of an aircraft’s weight, it is critical to understand its impact on handling qualities. Users will now be able to quickly assess the aircraft mass balance and trajectory while accounting for its tight dynamic coupling with the fuel system.

Figure 2. Flight dynamic coupling made easier. (Image courtesy of Siemens PLM.)
Figure 2. Flight dynamic coupling made easier. (Image courtesy of Siemens PLM.)

Updates to Amesim’s control engineering capabilities include:

  • An upgraded signal bus capability and statechart management
  • Cooling system functional components
  • Real-time compatible components in the fluid component design libraries
  • Tunable parameters for FMI 2.0 export

Electrical updates to Amesim include:

  • The ability to import electric motor characteristics from Simcenter SPEED
  • Expansion of air conditioning system capabilities for battery cooling
  • Battery thermal run-away modeling and a battery presizing tool
  • Hybrid and electric vehicle model templates

You can see how to import electric motor characteristics from Simcenter SPEED into Simcenter Amesim in the video below.

Additionally, the release comes with real-time compatible components for automotive cooling system design as well as for hydraulic, thermal-hydraulic and pneumatic component design.

Users will likely be pleased to find their favorite tools from previous releases contained in the new version, including propulsion system simulation, fluid system simulation, thermal management simulation, and system integration tools designed to get engineers on the path to model-based design.

If you’d like to know more about the product or request information on how to get Simcenter Amesim 17, you can do so over at this link.

Or if you would like to learn about even more new features in Simcenter Amesim 17, then you can watch the video below.

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