Vehicle Modeling, Simulation and Controls

Vehicle Modeling, Simulation and Controls

Modeling and simulation are important ways to generate research results without the cost and time spent creating working prototypes. Argonne's capabilities in modeling and simulation include sophisticated tools and software especially well-suited to transportation applications.

Argonne’s premier vehicle modeling product is Autonomie. It is designed to be used as a single tool throughout the different phases of model-based design of the vehicle development process. Model-based design is a math-based visual method for designing complex control systems and is being used successfully in many motion control, industrial, aerospace, and automotive applications. It provides an efficient methodology that includes four key elements in the development process: modeling a plant (from first principles or system identification), synthesizing and analyzing a controller for the plant, simulating the plant and controller together, and programming/deploying the controller. Model-based design integrates all these multiple phases and provides a common framework for communication throughout the entire design process.

Learn more about Argonne's vehicle simulation and modeling tools.