Ricardo Software 2022.2

The 2022.2 release from Ricardo Software is now available to download. This release focuses on reducing tailpipe emissions for a net-zero future and features several new exciting enhancements.

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Complex Systems

Linux-based High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters can now be used, along with the Run Distribution Manager (RDM), to accelerate the solution and optimisation of complex systems, greatly reducing time to market.

In today's market, manufacturers are under increasing pressure to reduce tailpipe emissions produced by ICE powertrains. Building on the exhaust after-treatment library delivered in 2022.1 and focusing on possible Euro7 emissions solutions, it is now possible to model the exhaust secondary air supply to help mitigate the problem of excessive emissions during cold start.

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Fluid Dynamics

The drive to design better more environmentally friendly IC engines places increasing emphasis on fast calibration of real-time models with accurate predictive combustion models. Building on the success of the R-Desk RT Tuner plant model calibration tool, delivered in previous releases, this release delivers automated calibration of WAVE models. The set-up process for building complex control networks has been greatly enhanced improving usability, whilst real-time models of two-stroke engines are now possible.

We continue to deliver faster, more accurate processes for modelling complex fuels in IC engines, enabling our customers to address simulation challenges posed by decarbonisation. The WAVE Spark Ignition predictive combustion model has been enhanced to support multi-fuel mixtures to enable the analysis of complex mixtures, such as hydrogen and ammonia.

Our 3D CFD tool, VECTIS continues to balance development between internal combustion and thermal analysis, includes a new Advanced Energy Deposition Model for spark-ignition modelling within the Ricardo Detailed Direct Kinetics (R2DK) combustion framework.

The fully-coupled CHT VECTIS solver is the ideal tool for thermal analysis of complex systems, where the efficiency of the cooling system drives both durability and optimal performance. Building on the features added in 2022.1 this release delivers further enhancements to pre-processing and set-up of complex thermal systems to greatly improve productivity.

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Structural Mechanics

Transmission efficiency maps can be exported from SABR at all operating points to quickly access vehicle drive cycle energy consumption, reducing time to market.

2021 saw the release of FEARCE-Vulcan delivering thermal solutions for the internal combustion engine. Based on user feedback, this release delivers further usability improvements to this unique industry-leading solution, whilst also reducing solution times with greater accuracy with improved oil and piston ring liner interface models.

Valvetrain and timing drive loads can be exported from VALDYN with ease reducing the time of an NVH analysis workflow using a productive and robust process that reduces time to market.

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