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ICE2, Integrated software solution to speed up engine calibration


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As a result of the increasing complexity of current engines, and new requirements of more stringent regulations, the calibration process has become a time-consuming and costly task.

IFP Group Powertrain Technologies now proposes a fully integrated calibration tool named ICE²*, which uses powerful Design of Experiments (DoE) techniques, and offers innovative solutions to tackle these issues and manage the high number of control parameters that need to be set up.

ICE² has been developed to satisfy three main objectives:
– to optimize the calibration process in terms of duration and quality;
– to ensure easy calibration data management via the use of a data-driven platform;
– and to guide users so that they can work confidently through the calibration tasks without needing to be a mathematics specialist.
ICE² is distributed by D2T.

ICE2 Map display screenshot

ICE² stands for Integrated Calibration Environment for Internal Combustion Engine. It is a model-based calibration software package that collates the calibration knowledge of IFP Energies Nouvelles group powertrain technologies into a single, easy-to-use tool.

Source: IFP Energies Nouvelles
Romain’s opinion:

Modem Based Calibration (MBC) is completely in line with most of the automotive companies’ objectives that are to reduce development lead time and costs. This kind of tool allows to reduce the time spent in test cell by doing an offline calibration which is much cheaper. However, calibration engineers of yesterday need to adapt themselves to usage of MBC because competences needed are totally different. A calibration engineer will tend to become a simulation engineer who keeps the same engine behavior knowledge as with traditional way of working. I’m wondering if, in the future, calibration engineer will only work offline and won’t need to calibrate engine in test cell or in vehicle. What do you think?

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