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Powertrain Blockset

Model and simulate automotive powertrain systems

Powertrain Blockset™ provides fully assembled reference application models of automotive powertrains, including gasoline, diesel, hybrid, and electric systems. It includes a component library for simulating engine subsystems, transmission assemblies, traction motors, battery packs, and controller models. Powertrain Blockset also includes a dynamometer model for virtual testing. MDF file support provides a standards-based interface to calibration tools for data import.

Powertrain Blockset provides a standard model architecture that can be reused throughout the development process. You can use it for design tradeoff analysis and component sizing, control parameter optimization, and hardware-in-the-loop testing. You can customize models by parameterizing components in a reference application with your own data or by replacing a subsystem with your own model.

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Learn the basics of Powertrain Blockset


Internal combustion engines, electric motors, and controllers

Transmission and Drivetrain

Transmissions, torque converters, differentials, and controllers

Energy Storage

Batteries, starters, and alternators


Virtual Vehicle Composer, vehicle motion, and driving scenarios

Powertrain Reference Applications

Internal combustion engine, hybrid, and electric vehicle reference applications