Infotronics & CAD / CAE


Automotive Infotronics Laboratory

Infotronics

Automotive Infotronics Lab is one of the Centre of Excellence in GARC. The general purpose of the Automotive Infotronics lab is to offer a platform for developing, testing, evaluation and validation of Electronic Control Units devoted to vehicle or vehicle components in terms of the hardware and the software.


Hardware – In – Loop System

Hardware in loop system shall contain, A real time simulation of HIL system for communicating with various IO of a Gasoline, Diesel ECU and chassis ECU like ESP, ABS, ASR, etc. HIL simulation is a technique that is used in the development and testing of complex real-time embedded systems.


Measurement, Calibration, Diagnostics and Fleet Validation (MCDF)

MCDF Performs measurement, calibration, flashing and diagnostics activities on the ECU. Online & offline calibration of one or multiple ECUs can be done at a time.


MATLAB

MATLABĀ® is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. MATLAB is intended primarily for numerical computing, an optional toolbox uses the MuPADsymbolic engine, allowing access to symbolic computing capabilities.


Rapid Prototyping

In Rapid Prototyping, the Centre performs Bypass and Full pass of variables, functions and complete simulink model to the existing ECU program. The variables, functions or logic can be added in EHOOKS DEV with the existing ECU program. INCA is used to test and validate the new software.


Plant Model

  • AVL Cruise for Engine and Chassis testing, VI Grade for environmental testing

CAD / CAE Laboratory

Design

CATIA V6 & SIEMENS NX

CATIA V6 & SIEMENS NX aid us in the creation, modification or optimization of a design


Meshing

Altair Hyperworks

  • Basic theme of FEA (Finite Element Analysis) is to make calculation at only limited number of points and then interpolate the results for entire domain.
    • Hypermesh aid us in reducing degrees of freedom of a object from infinite to finite with help of discretization (Meshing -> Nodes & Elements).
    • Higher the mesh refinement, Higher the result accuracy.

Finite Element Analysis

MSC Software & Altair Hyperworks

  • Finite element analysis (FEA) is a computerized method for predicting how a product reacts to real-world  forces, vibration, heat, fluid flow, and other physical effects. Finite element analysis shows whether a product will break, wear out, or work the way it was designed.
  • Hyperworks (OptiStruct & RADIOSS) aid us in analysis of the component / assemblies.
  • MSC Fatigue solver aid us in predicting life/failure of the component in initial design phase.