Vehicle conceptualisation, compactness and subsystem interaction (CoSI)
Shima Rahmani, Carlos Casanueva and Ciarán O'Reilly
Interdependencies exist across many vehicle sub-systems (e.g. propulsion motor and cooling unit) and between many levels of the wider transport system (e.g. wheel and track/road wear). Such interdependencies arise during design conceptualisation, when functional requirements are mapped to design parameters. This project will further develop methods to understand and predict these interdependencies, with the aim of improving the integration of innovative technologies within existing vehicle architectures to achieve, for example, compact vehicle drive solutions.