The Vehicle Dynamics Zone at the forthcoming Automotive Testing Expo Europe will play host to the latest update for Cruden’s ePhyse external physics package.
The update focuses around giving more control over motion-cueing on Cruden’s simulators, using Simulink. The move is said to be in response to the growing expertise among simulator engineers in race teams and automotive manufacturers, and the appetite for more customization of the simulator’s motion behavior.
“We are continually advancing simulator software to increase the extent to which our customers can customize their simulators,” explained Maarten van Donselaar, CEO of Cruden. “By going beyond basic parameter tuning to custom algorithm design, simulator teams have a new way to create simulators which are a unique reflection of their engineering know-how and this will give them a further competitive advantage.”
This latest ePhyse add-on allows engineers to bypass the standard cueing algorithms and command direct platform set points from within the Simulink environment, whilst Cruden’s motion base software will continue to manage the system’s inverse kinematics, workspace and safety aspects.
This addition, Cruden states, opens up opportunities for advanced cueing techniques like model predictive control or prepositioning. Its engineers will be demonstrating the new functionality at the Vehicle Dynamics Zone at Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2013 (Stuttgart Messe; June 4-6, 2013; stand V2318).