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Simulation of Hydraulic and Hybrid Excavators

  • Günther Hager
  • Michael Kordon
  • Martin Huber
Development Simulation

During vehicle development, it is required to combine hardware components with virtual components at the testbed, in order to capture complex system interactions. Therefore, models capable for real time simulation are essential. At AVL, such real-time simulation models of complex systems can be realised with a new semi-physical modelling approach. The co-simulation of the various virtual components and the integration of real hardware is done via a virtual integration platform.


OEM’s for developing mobile machineries have always spent big efforts in order to investigate, combine and integrate different drivetrain concepts of different levels of technology. Nowadays, the major challenges for construction equipment industries are the incorporation of new developments in the field of hydraulics for example excavators, the realisation of totally new drivetrain solutions like hybrid or electric drives, or to fulfil regulations getting stricter by time, for example emission laws....


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Günther Hager
    • 1
  • Michael Kordon
    • 1
  • Martin Huber
    • 1
  1. 1.AVL Commercial Driveline & Tractor Engineering GmbHSteyrAustria

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