AIED Automated Intelligent Engine Design

AID leading design practice

Automated Intelligent Engine Design (AIED) joins up the engine design and analysis and speeds up the cycle time for generation and iteration of viable engine concepts. This is a critical advantage in the usually small period of time when fundamental decisions are made on new engines or major upgrades.

AIED also embeds knowledge on detailed design features and tolerances and focuses improvement strategy by highlighting rules that cost performance or money.

At the heart of this approach are sophisticated parametric models that allow extreme flexibility of form within an adaptable ‘tree’ structure. The thousands of parameters are then linked by design rules so that ultimately the designer only inputs high level features. For the crankshaft this is about 50 parameters.

The model is then ‘ported’ into classical and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools that provide feedback against target balance, performance, stress, loading etc. The same parametric model and analysis deck can be employed for a cast iron V12 diesel truck or a 3 cylinder forged steel I-3 motorcycle.

The cycle time is typically minutes allowing a design team to interactively explore options and get with high confidence to an aggressive, optimised solution.