A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

A Design Process to Parameterize a Real-Time Simulation Model of a Commercial Vehicle

Open Access hybrid publication

Publication Details
Authors: Mohammadi Manouchehr, Kurvinen Emil, Mikkola Aki
Publisher: Praise Worthy Prize
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: International Review of Mechanical Engineering
Journal acronym: IREME
Volume number: 13
Issue number: 12
ISSN: 1970-8734
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Open Access hybrid publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2020101684279


This paper introduces a method for building a real-time simulation model with
adjustable user-selected parameters. The proposed design process model consists of eight steps
with four decision points. Parameterization is a technique enabling real-time simulation with
different combinations of parameters. Currently, there is no unique way to incorporate user input
and switch between model combinations. The proposed method is presented in the form of a
flowchart. Based on the data, a 3D design of the model was constructed. Two alternative
approaches were introduced to construct a parameterized real-time simulation model with user
inputs. The approach used was selected based on the number of parameterized specifications. The
feasibility of each case was analyzed analytically and by simulation. Finally, a version of the
model was selected based on the given initial requirements. To illustrate the developed approach,
an excavator model was selected for parameterization. In the excavator model, two parts are
considered to have adjustable parameters: the bucket and the hydraulics. Each part has three
options that can be selected by users. The approach enables easy adaptability of user-generated
parameter inputs, thus permitting evaluation of multiple scenarios, while simultaneously
maintaining realistic representation.

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