​New Optimus interface for Ricardo WAVE further accelerates engine performance analysis

Noesis Solutions, renowned for the Optimus process integration and design optimization software, and Ricardo Software, a leading developer of powertrain-related design and analysis software, today announce the availability of a new Optimus interface for Ricardo WAVE. Optimus’ powerful Open Access technology enables interaction with third-party software programs such as WAVE, the 1D engine and gas dynamics simulation software package from Ricardo Software.

Ricardo WAVE is used throughout the engine design process – from early concept studies right through to detailed investigations of production engines. Whether it is improving volumetric efficiency, designing complex boosting systems, enhancing transient response or extracting the maximum performance from a race engine, WAVE is the ideal tool.

Optimus inherently makes it easy for WAVE users to define and execute a parametric simulation campaign by directly incorporating the WAVE software. The Optimus integration component automatically extracts the parameters from any WAVE model and can automatically parse WAVE’s results to extract responses from both the ASCII and binary files.

Users will typically perform Design of Experiments (DOE) to define a virtual experiment plan that acquires the most relevant design information possible with minimum performance simulation effort. This information allows them to explore the design improvement potential using Response Surface Modeling (RSM) methods, or to identify an optimized engine design considering multiple objectives and constraints.

David Higbie, Global Director of Ricardo Software: “We are excited to partner with Noesis Solutions to offer this new capability, which gives our customers a powerful method to quickly and robustly evaluate complex design spaces. Today’s powertrain engineers and product planners have an unprecedented number of choices to make when assessing appropriate technology; by leveraging the power of WAVE with Optimus, these complex DOE and Optimization studies can be defined and managed with ease.”

Hans Wynendaele, Noesis Solutions CEO: “Optimus is known for capturing and automating simulation workflows without any programming skills. With the new interface for Ricardo WAVE, Optimus users can easily parameterize any engine model and automate the execution of advanced performance simulations. It frees engineers from repetitive tasks, so that they can find better designs in a fraction of the time required with conventional methods. This approach strengthens manufacturers’ competitive edge by delivering the best engine design in the shortest time possible, while saving tremendously on engineering, manufacturing and material cost.”

About Ricardo Software

Ricardo Software creates and delivers a wide range of CAE analysis software products targeted for application during the powertrain development and vehicle integration processes. We are a division of Ricardo plc, a global, world-class, multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy. With almost a century of delivering value, Ricardo plc employs over 1600 professional engineers, consultants and staff. Guided by our corporate values of respect, integrity, creativity & innovation and passion, we enable our customers to achieve sustainable growth and commercial success. For more information, please visit www.ricardo.com/software.

About Noesis Solutions

Noesis Solutions is an engineering innovation partner to manufacturers in engineering-intense industries. Specialized in solutions that enable Objectives Driven Draft-to-Craft Engineering processes, its software products and services help customers adopt a targeted development strategy that resolves their toughest multi-disciplinary engineering challenges.

This Objectives Driven Engineering strategy entails an automated approach that streamlines engineering processes to efficiently manage the growing complexity of today’s engineering challenges. In addition, interactive design space visualization allows engineering teams to make informed decisions faster – empowering them to form & transform ideas into products that outsmart competition

Noesis Solutions operates through a network of subsidiaries and representatives in key locations around the world. For more information, please visit www.noesissolutions.com.

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Published on 29 March 2012