Open Source Framework for Automotive system modeling released

May 16, 2019 //By Wisse Hettinga
Open Source Framework for Automotive system modeling released
HAN University of Applied Sciences and TNO are announcing the release of SIMarchitect. SIMarchitect is an open source framework for system modelling and simulation for powertrains.

This framework can be of significant added value for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as larger organisations, research and educational institutes as SIMarchitect allows system modelling to become more structured and efficient allowing faster development, demonstration and deployment of applications and results.

The framework supports systems engineers to develop, validate and maintain system models as well as system control algorithms in a Matlab/Simulink® environment. The power of SIMarchitect is its internal data bus structure, unifying interfaces and graphical user interfaces, hence in its combination easing and stimulating re-usability of models and algorithms. Visualisation  of simulation results is done via a few mouse clicks. To help users getting started, SIMarchitect will be accompanied by a library of (hybrid) vehicle powertrain component models and default examples.

By delivering this solution to the open-source community, TNO and HAN hope to stimulate companies and institutes to use and enrich the solution, while empowering their own and each other’s performances by pre-competitive collaboration.

Modern means of transport, from passenger cars to heavy-duty road and waterborne transport have to meet increasingly strict emission regulations and greenhouse gas targets. These future challenges will be met with a range of increasingly complex powertrain technologies to enable the transition towards clean mobility. An integrated development approach is necessary to maximize the overall system efficiency. In order to reduce the system development effort TNO has developed an unique methodology based on a combination of state-of-the-art testing facilities and virtual development.


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