D2T OPENS NEW VEHICLE CALIBRATION CENTER FOR AUTOMOTIVE R&D
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New vehicle-calibration center in Normandy
D2T is investing in its CESAME facility (located near Normandy, France) by opening a new vehicle calibration center. These state-of-the-art test beds will expand the company's capability for calibration to include the entire drive system. New test beds include: diesel and gasoline 4-wheel chassis dynos for Euro 5 and 6 standards, engine test beds configured for hybrid applications, electric and electronic validation test beds for engine and vehicle computers, and integration of real-time simulation systems.
This investment demonstrates D2T's commitment to its customers by expanding core business to include complete vehicle development. This new resource strengthens its position as a global supplier for engine and powertrain engineering.
D2T's solutions for hybrid powertrain validation
One of the challenges facing today’s engine engineer is how to assess different hybrid powertrain architectures in the early stages of development. The HYHIL project (Hybrid – Hardware In the Loop), was launched by D2T in June 2008 (together with RENAULT, IFP, G2LAB and LMS) and is part of D2T's innovative approach. The goal of this project is to define the laws for analyzing future hybrid vehicles, an element central to the development of this type of engine. The project is supported by the French government and the MOV’EO French automotive cluster.
This approach consists of using a high-dynamic engine test bed to validate the complete hybrid propulsion system. The combustion engine remains in the test bench, and the electric motor and battery assembly are simulated by executing real-time models on the test bench. This solution makes it easy to assess the different hybrid architectures while keeping the most critical item of the hybrid powertrain in the test bench, the combustion engine.
Modular single-cylinder engine for research and development
When developing a new multi-cylinder engine, customers may want to validate certain aspects of their design prior to launching complete prototypes. The D2T mono-cylinder engine is the solution. Using a single engine base to cover a wide range of bore, stroke, and cylinder head type (single, multiple, or optical), and through the use of parameter setting tools, the costs associated with changing the geometrical configuration of the engine are kept low.
The design of the D2T engine is very durable and reliable, even in extreme conditions such as balancing of the first two orders, bearing-mounted shaft line or crankshaft. It can operate using all fuels (gasoline, diesel, LPG, and alternate fuels). D2T also offers a full range of services including stocking of spare parts, part adaptation, complete test bed engineering, and a full range of engine engineering services (design, adaptation, test, etc.).
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