GT-SUITE is the industry-leading simulation tool with capabilities and libraries aimed at a wide variety of applications and industries. It offers engineers functionalities ranging from fast concept design to detailed system or sub-system/component analyses, design optimization, and root cause investigation[^2^].
The latest version of GT-SUITE, v2023, has been released with many new features and enhancements that make it even more powerful and user-friendly. Here are some of the highlights of what's new in GT-SUITE v2023:
Battery safety and failure mitigation: You can now define your own chemical side reactions in GT-AutoLion for a more physics-based model for thermal runaway propagation, including the venting of gaseous products to GT's flow domain. This can help you design safer and more reliable battery systems for electric vehicles[^2^].
Motor/Drive Efficiency: You can now increase the accuracy of motor power loss maps calculated with GT-FEMAG by adding rotor and stator temperature dependency. In addition, you can now use the GT-SUITE Optimizer for GT-PowerForge inverter models. This can help you optimize the performance and efficiency of your electric drive systems[^2^].
Heat Exchanger Performance: You can now study the impact of heat exchanger frosting on vehicle performance and range with a new high-fidelity condensation and frosting/melting model. This can help you improve the thermal management of your vehicle systems[^2^].
Dynamic ECMS: You can now use GT-SUITE to provide the optimal controls (ECMS) solution for multi-physics dynamic, forward-facing xEV system models. You can find the new ECMSController template in the Controls Library. This can help you develop more efficient and robust control strategies for your hybrid and electric vehicles[^2^].
Fast VTM Plant Models: You can now use GT-SUITE to automatically tag all thermal management piping circuits which can be reduced to save CPU time. The new automation of tagging circuits can greatly speed up the process to go from detailed to fast running model for controls development. This can help you integrate your thermal management models with other vehicle systems more easily[^2^] [^3^].
Effortless integration of SIMULINK models in GT-SUITE: You can now forget the need to compile SIMULINK models to import them in GT-SUITE. GT-SUITE can now automatically open a MATLAB session and co-simulate SIMULINK models directly. This can help you leverage your existing SIMULINK models in GT-SUITE without any hassle[^2^].
The Potential Power of Hydrogen: You can now use GT-SUITE to model PEM electrolyzer stacks, fuel reformers for methanol, methane, and ammonia, and fuel stratification for engines with direct injection of gaseous fuels such as hydrogen. This can help you explore the possibilities of hydrogen as a clean and secure energy source for various applications and industries[^2^].
3D Vehicle Dynamics â 3D Suspension Builder: You can now generate four common independent suspension configurations parametrically using hard points and geometry with 3D visual support. The Suspension3D template removes barriers for creating suspension models by reducing setup time. Additionally, the parametric approach enables suspension optimization by removing the manual steps required to manipulate geometry in previous versions[^2^].
Enhanced Machine Learning: You can now import multiple datasets to DOE-POST, apply training, validation, and test labels to those datasets, train deep neural networks, and export them back to GT-SUITE. Optionally utilize new Python API for creating and training metamodels[^2^].
If you want to learn more about GT-SUITE v2023 and how it can help you with your engineering challenges, you can contact Gamma Technologies for more information about their products and services[^2^]. You can also download the Release Candidate of GT-SUITE v2023 from their website[^2^]. ec8f644aee