IGNITE

IGNITE

The complete tool to model complex physical systems and their sub-systems

Ignite

IGNITE is a physics-based package developed for complete vehicle system modelling and simulation. It features comprehensive built-in automotive Modelica libraries. These enable users to quickly and accurately model conventional and highly complex vehicle system models including hybrid-electric, full electric and novel vehicles. 

How it works

With faster than real-time simulation, IGNITE interfaces with design and optimisation tools and provides models for all phases of the development process. Users can simulate a wide range of applications including, but not limited to, vehicle performance, system specification, fuel economy, handling, driveability, thermal management and emissions prediction. 

Models set up in IGNITE can also be exported to HEEDS for design of experiments (DOE) and optimisation studies. 
 

Key features

  • Built-in, comprehensive vehicle modelling libraries including Ricardo’s Powertrain, IMoved and Thermofluids products
  • Interface with Modelon libraries for detailed modelling of thermal and hydraulic subsystems including battery thermal management, air-conditioning and braking circuits
  • Exportable to HEEDS for DOE and optimisation studies
  • Modelica as a standard object-oriented modelling language 
  • Intelligent RS Modelica Editor featuring syntax checking and correction suggestions to build user-owned custom library components
  • Powerful post-processing capabilities and animations using RPOST
  • Functional mock-up interface (FMI) support 
  • Co-simulation with WAVE and WAVE RT and Matlab/Simulink
  • Faster than real-time simulation 
Applications

Applications

IGNITE - complete vehicle system modeling

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IGNITE - hybrid system design and analysis

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IGNITE - powertrain component integration analysis

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IGNITE - thermal management of the xEV driveline components

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IGNITE - vehicle handling and tyre performance applications

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Case Study - Optimizing drive-cycle waste-heat recovery systems

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Relevant resources

Optimizing drive-cycle waste-heat recovery systems using the Functional Mock-Up Interface

Optimizing drive-cycle waste-heat recovery systems using the Functional Mock-Up Interface

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