Simulation with the SimulationX libraries pneumatics, thermal-fluids and industrial utilities
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited is an industry leader in the production of passenger and commercial vehicles, headquartered in Mumbai, India. To maintain their competitive edge, Mahindra conducts extensive research and development activities in the Mahindra Research Valley at Mahindra World City near Chennai, India. Part of these research activities includes the testing and calibration of a fully automatic temperature controller (FATC). To this end, Mahindra & Mahindra commissioned ITI to create a detailed automotive heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) model using the modeling software SimulationX in order to dynamically determine the automotive cabin temperature based on the inputs from the electronic control unit (ECU) and environmental conditions. The HVAC model would need to be imported into Matlab/Simulink, where it would be connected to an existing system model before being exported to dSpace and Labcar real-time environments.