New version of industry-leading CAE toolkit introduces a unique integration of all solvers, new valvetrain design tool, redesigned Java-based GUI
"The auto industry trend is to move towards integrated system simulations. In response to this, GTI has developed GT-SUITE, and the release of Version 6.0 is a big step in enabling such simulations at sharply lower costs", said Dr. Thomas Morel, President & Founder of Gamma Technologies Inc. "The industry's response tells us that we are on the right track, as a large percentage of our customers have already upgraded from GT-POWER to the complete GT-SUITE package."
New Features & Technical Capabilities
GT-SUITE 6.0 has been under development by GTI since early 2002, incorporating wide-ranging inputs from, and cooperative projects with, a number of engine manufacturers. The main focus of the effort of this version was the enabling of integrated system-level simulations. The result of this ambitious development program has been the introduction of a number of new features and technical capabilities in the product.
These include: -- There is now a single executable, which contains all GT-SUITE solvers (GT-POWER, GT-COOL, GT-FUEL, GT-DRIVE, GT-VTRAIN, and GT-CRANK). Integration between solvers provides enhanced system-modeling capabilities. For example, one can study engine recoil (torsional block vibrations) and its secondary effect on cylinder thermodynamics and engine performance (see Paper 2003-01-0372 presented on Tuesday, March 4, 1:30 p.m, Room D2-08). Also, soon to be released, is the capability to run a coupled simulation of GT-POWER with GT-FUEL to help optimize a diesel combustion system. -- A brand-new GT-ISE graphical user interface and GT-POST postprocessor, written in Java. These new tools have been designed to be more adaptable to the growing needs of users. For example: GT-ISE's new subassembly concept totally integrates internal subassemblies with the main model, structured as a multi-page document, allowing storage of a multitude of subassemblies within one file, for improved data organization and for data sharing with other users. -- A new library of thermal components provides the capability to build models of thermal networks (lumped mass elements or FE models) and to integrate these with existing flow components -- A new valvetrain design tool VT-DESIGN provides a cam design functionality, plus full valvetrain kinematics running interactively, with scale view of the mechanism, and animation of its motion -- GT-Power RT can now be coupled with Opal-RT's RT-LAB to perform real-time (hardware-in-the-loop) testing. -- The PC-version of Star-CD is added to the list of supported CFD platforms (see release dated March 3, 2003 - GT-POWER Coupled to PC Version of Star-CD) About Gamma Technologies Inc.
Gamma Technologies Inc. ( http://www.gtisoft.com/) develops and licenses GT-SUITE - an integrated suite of CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering) software tools. GT-SUITE, which incorporates GT-Power, is the first true "virtual engine / powertrain / vehicle" simulation tool. The product makes it possible for engineering professionals to model engine performance, vehicle dynamics, valvetrain dynamics, cooling systems, fuel injection systems, and cranktrain dynamics. GT-SUITE's ease-of-use is further enhanced by integration with third party products such as STAR-CD, Fluent, Simulink and Frontier. For more information about Gamma Technologies and its products, visit http://www.gtisoft.com/ .
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