REAL RESULTS FROM A VIRTUAL WORLD
TMG’S ENGINE CALCULATION SPECIALISTS USE THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY TO UNDERSTAND IN PRECISE DETAIL EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING UNDER THE COVERS OF A HIGH-PERFORMANCE ENGINE.
With a varied and powerful suite of software, our experts will bring to life the internal processes of any engine to allow specific analysis and development programmes.
Virtual development delivers concrete performance advantages by optimising all aspects of an engine’s behaviour – even those normally impossible to monitor on a test bench. For optimal heat management, gas exchange and performance, combustion or multi-phase flow, TMG has the answer.
Using high-performance computing power, we specialise in manifold design and tuning, valve profile and timing optimisation, intake and exhaust port development, 3D multi-cylinder and drive cycle simulation. In addition, we offer advanced combustion and injection simulation.
Optimisation of all aspects of engine behaviour is our speciality. For example, fine-tuning of intake valve lifting and timing will result in increased engine performance, improved torque, reduced fuel consumption and less valve train friction.
TMG is also experienced in exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technology, with advanced multi-cylinder simulations allowing significant improvements to the intake system.
We can harness the power of several specialist software applications for each individual project, ensuring clear, verifiable analysis and development. And by coupling data from separate software models, you benefit from a solution derived from the most accurate information available.
Our structural and dynamic calculation group has developed wide-ranging techniques to improve virtually every aspect of engine performance, ensuring absolute efficiency in every area.
A wide range of calculation techniques - from multi-body simulation, hydrodynamic (HD) and elastohydrodynamic (EHD) oil film analysis to non-linear finite element analysis - is comprehensively covered at TMG.
The areas of potential development using these techniques are too numerous to list in their entirety but one look at some examples demonstrates how wide-ranging this technique is.
Piston development features thermomechanical reliability studies, crown tuning, pin bore trumpet shape and pit weight reduction and circlip shape tuning. When it comes to conrod optimisation, detail is the key so bolt thread lay-outs, bolt heads and bearing fretting are among the advanced procedures offered.
To produce the most efficient valvetrain, the lay-out and tuning of springs and dampers plays a vital role while gear train and belt tuning, friction and wear reduction or variable valve timing dynamics will deliver tangible results.
These computer-aided engine engineering techniques have been tried and tested in the extremely demanding world of top-level motorsport, where every tiny detail counts, delivering an exceptionally accurate correlation between virtual results and actual running data.