Modelling and simulation of compact vehicles for the construction industry equipped with optimised thermal management compared to motor cooling elements.

The VECOTER project makes use of CFD integral numerical simulation to achieve a realistic level by coupling physical differences and adjustment and validation against parameters obtained from real environment tests, a very complex type of modelling which had not been previously applied to compact vehicles for construction.

Modelling, the main technological innovation that supports the project, will enable the proper design, selection and dimensioning of the elements involved in the thermal management of the vehicle, avoiding the monetary and temporary costs associated with multiple prototype tests and vehicle redesign.

VECOTER, led by AUSA, a company with a long track record in the design, manufacturer and marketing of compact industrial vehicles, includes the participation of Eurecat’s Modelling and Simulation Technology Unit, which is responsible for integral numerical simulation.

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VECOTER – New vehicles for the construction sector with optimized thermal management

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Programme and call for tender

Project financed by the MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND UNIVERSITIES and by the European Union, within the framework of the call Retos-Collaboration of the State Program of Research, Development and Innovation Oriented to the Challenges of Society, within the State Research Plan Scientific and Technical and Innovation 2013-2016, with the main objective of promoting technological development, innovation and quality research.