Powertrain Structural Performance

Unified end-to-end workflows of internal combustion powertrain structural simulations

The powertrain comprises the engine and all the components for the transmission of power to the wheel. The Powertrain Structural Performance process is crucial for developing and optimizing powertrains of any vehicle. The Powertrain Structural Performance process enables unified end-to-end workflows for internal combustion powertrain structural simulations with high efficiency even for very large models. Virtual validations of the structural performance using Abaqus Finite Element Analysis (FEA) technology are key to the development and optimization of Internal Combustion Engines (ICE). This process can be applied to specific mechanical components, sub-systems or even complete powertrain systems, from the early concept design phase until the final product validation, including post release troubleshooting.

This process covers a large number of workflows, such as:

  • crankshaft & cylinder bore distortion
  • sealing analysis 
  • piston, exhaust manifold, cylinder block and cylinder head thermal-stress analysis
  • exhaust gas regeneration unit modal analysis
  • connecting rod strength and wear resistance
  • crankshaft or crankcase strength and stiffness