Holistic simulation for integrated vehicle design

Nikolaos Kalantzis, Tom Fletcher, Antonios Pezouvanis, Kambiz Ebrahimi

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A holistic vehicle simulation capability is necessary for front-loading component, subsystem, and controller design, for the early detection of component and subsystem design flaws, as well as for the model-based calibration of powertrain control modules. The current document explores the concept of holistic vehicle simulation by means of reviewing the current trends in automotive system design and available solutions in terms of model interfaces and neutral modelling environments. The review is followed by the presentation of a Simulink-based multi-disciplinary modelling environment (MME) developed by the authors to accommodate simulation work across the vehicle development cycle.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-53
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Powertrains
Issue number1
Early online date4 May 2021
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2021


  • Automotive
  • Co-simulation
  • Heterogenous
  • Model integration
  • Simulation environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


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