Flowmaster V7 for
Automotive Applications


Passenger Cars - Commercial Vehicles - Off Highway - Motorcycles
Requirements Simulation Products Airside Air Conditioning Cooling Exhaust Fuel Lubrication

Meeting the simulation needs of your industry

The automotive industry is one of the most tightly regulated, competitive and cost conscious industries in the world.  OEM’s and suppliers face enormous challenges in bringing a product to market. Flowmaster understands these challenges and provides system simulation tools to help reduce costs and lead times, manage complexity, increase quality and ultimately drive profits.

Cost, competition and the need to reduce development time has led to increased levels of virtual testing and digital prototyping in the automotive industry. In particular OEM’s and suppliers are looking for tools to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and maximise performance. System simulation achieves this for example by enabling powertrain engineers to design systems to meet the exact requirements of the engine, drivetrain and ancillary systems, reducing power losses while ensuring high reliability.

Flowmaster V7 Automotive has been designed specifically for automotive engineers and analysts to enable them to design better fluid and thermal systems from day one, often before any CAD or 3D data is available.

Used by automotive engineers throughout the world, Flowmaster is the preferred choice for 8 of the top 12 Global 500 automotive companies for a wide range of automotive system design.

Why do our customers choose Flowmaster?

“Flowmaster is fundamental to the future development of hybrid projects at Lotus Engineering. 1D simulation using Flowmaster is very fast. In our Eve Hybrid project a fully correlated model of the engine was available from the outset which meant reengineering could be done very quickly using Flowmaster to change variables, run simulations and analyse results. For system validation; quality and accuracy of results from the outset is a major factor for choosing Flowmaster” - Ian Postlethwaite, Executive Engineer – Powertrain CAE, Lotus Engineering

"The input required and the computation time for 1D flow simulation, using Flowmaster, fluid flow analysis software, are both significantly less than that would be required for a 3D computational fluid dynamics tool. This software employs the method of characteristics to allow accurate calculation of pressure, flow rate and temperature at any point on a system; within an enclosed network of ducting. Once you obtain a verified model, it is possible to analyze different scenarios without prototype cost and lead times, which is a huge gain. We have a high degree of predictive confidence with 3 to 6% difference to actual measurements for cooling systems (coolant + air), however  predictive capability also incorporates fuel, lubrication & exhaust flow".  - Dr. Zeynep Cehreli, Cummins Ltd.  Darlington Engine Plant  Industrial Machine Integration Technical Leader

“Flowmaster is fundamental to the future development of hybrid projects at Lotus Engineering. 1D simulation using Flowmaster is very fast. In our Eve Hybrid project a fully correlated model of the engine was available from the outset which meant reengineering could be done very quickly using Flowmaster to change variables, run simulations and analyse results. For system validation; quality and accuracy of results from the outset is a major factor for choosing Flowmaster” - Ian Postlethwaite, Executive Engineer – Powertrain CAE, Lotus Engineering

“Flowmaster shortens the time frame and provides much more detailed information at an early stage. We are able to foresee any potential problems with the engine design much earlier, which saves considerable time and resource. The value for money Flowmaster offers is exceptional, being used throughout the development process. When you evaluate Flowmaster’s contribution to the overall project in time saving versus cost, the return on investment is excellent.” - Robert Corbishley, Senior Analysis Engineer, MAHLE Powertrain