WAVE - engine performance

WAVE - engine performance

Engine performance

WAVE is used throughout the engine design process - from early concept studies, right through to detailed investigations of production engines. Whether it is improving volumetric efficiency, designing complex boosting systems, improving transient response or extracting the maximum performance from a race engine, WAVE is the ideal tool.

Key features

  • Advanced diesel and SI combustion sub-models
  • Steady state or transient prediction capability

  • Actuation and control of a large range of parameters
  • Map-based simulation
  • Built in DOE and optimisation tools 
  • Turbocharging and supercharging 
    • Mapless turbo to target boost and pressure-ratios
    • Variable or fixed geometry, internal wastegate
    • Reverse-flow compressor with improved surge-line operation
    • Series and parallel connection of turbos
  • Intercoolers and EGR coolers 
    • Controlled outlet temperature via effectiveness map
    • Controlled pressure drop vs. flow rate
  • Advanced structure conduction sub-model allowing proper engine warm-up simulation
  • Engine out emission prediction sub-models

Relevant resources

Design of an exhaust manifold for boosted engine application using VECTIS 3D CFD

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Design and development of an intake manifold

Design and development of an intake manifold

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Simulation and analysis drives success

Simulation and analysis drives success

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Coupled WAVE-VECTIS simulation

Coupled WAVE-VECTIS simulation

This presentation covers how true 3D geometry is properly captured. Coupled... Download
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Combined WAVE-VECTIS simulation of an intake manifold of V6 PFI gasoline engine

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Performance Optimization of Diesel Engine using 1-D Analysis and Simulation

Performance Optimization of Diesel Engine using 1-D Analy...

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