Home / Services / Engineering / Competences / Thermal Management

Thermal Management - A Must

Thermal management and the direct drive train are the basis for an efficient, dynamic driving experience.

Whether for gasoline, diesel, hybrid or BEV propulsion, we work with you at all levels and in all areas to develop the thermal management system that is right for your particular application.

With our interdisciplinary skills, we can develop cooling, heating and air conditioning subsystems as well as an efficient complete system, and adapt them to your specific case.


Thermal Management - From Components to Complete System

Our interdisciplinary approach combines design, simulation, control, and testing to find the ideal solution for your challenges.

We advise you, take on individual tasks, and design complete systems in all phases of the development process, in the virtual as well as the real world, around the globe.


Complete System

Working with you, we develop the ideal thermal management system for your application.

In addition to “ground-up” designs, we can also examine and improve existing systems if needed.

 

  • Creation of system architectures
  • Circuit layouts
  • Creation and optimization of control systems
  • Simulative concept evaluation and functional testing
  • Evaluation of thermal operating safety
  • Confirmation through component and vehicle testing
  • Partners:
    • IPE tronik

Cooling

Alongside cooling for conventional power plants, the switch to hybrid and all-electric drives is giving rise to ever-greater complexity. This is due primarily to the additional components involved. Cooling is also a factor that always needs to be considered in the context of emissions, energy efficiency, and the driving experience.

  • Creation of cooling architectures
  • Design and layout of circuits
  • Virtual and real vehicle integration
  • Component selection and supplier management
  • Creation and optimization of control systems
  • Simulative concept evaluation and functional testing
  • Evaluation of thermal operating safety
  • Confirmation through component and vehicle testing

Air Conditioning

Like with cooling, the shift in propulsion design is also driving changes in air conditioning. In addition to interior air conditioning for conventionally powered vehicles, where the air is distributed throughout the interior, now there is the need for battery air conditioning.

Interior concepts and thus passenger air conditioning requirements are also changing. Air conditioning, heating, and cooling furthermore have a significant influence on efficiency and range, which can be improved through the use of a heat pump, for example.

ARRK Engineering addresses these issues in many projects.

  • Creation of cooling architectures
  • Design and layout of circuits
  • Virtual and real vehicle integration
  • Evaluation of thermal operating safety
  • Component selection and supplier management
  • Creation and optimization of control systems
  • Simulative concept evaluation and functional testing
  • Confirmation through component and vehicle testing

Passenger Comfort

Passengers’ subjective comfort interfaces with air conditioning at many points.

Taking into consideration the results of our work on air conditioning, we can use our proprietary THESUES-FE software to draw initial virtual conclusions about comfort and temperature perceptions. In a second step, we can use our in-house developed passenger comfort dummy to validate and fine-tune the results in the actual vehicle, or to make benchmark measurements.

 

These methods form the basis for the development and evaluation of new air conditioning concepts.

  • Virtual evaluation of passenger comfort using human models with THESEUS-FE
  • Validation or benchmark measurements with the ARRK passenger comfort dummy
  • Virtual and real comfort evaluations of new air conditioning concepts

Assurance, Testing, and Application

In addition to the virtual aspects of thermal management, ARRK’s expertise and that of its partners enable us to cover all the disciplines of real thermal management development, and provide you with all-in development proposals that meet your needs.

From measurement on your test vehicle or competitor vehicles, to acoustic measurements, to vehicle applications and vehicle data entry.

We can also plan, control, and run your tests to your individual specifications, using our experienced testing personnel.

  • Acoustic measurements
  • Benchmark measurements and analyses
  • Application and data entry
  • Function optimization and development
  • Test planning, control, performance, and consulting