Different types of tubes, hoses or grommets are used, for example, to transmit hydraulic pressure, negative pressure or coolant. These include air intake hoses, coolant hoses, fuel hose, brake hose or the engine control unit (vacuum and overpressure hoses).
Worn or torn hoses can leak, which can have a negative effect on vehicle functionality.
These hoses are affected by a natural ageing process and therefore have a limited lifecycle. The selection of components must be adapted to the respective application. The hose resistance, temperature range and bending radius play a decisive role in the application duration of the hose system.
These products are regarded as safety-critical parts and therefore play a decisive role in the development of vehicles and components.
In order to take all these aspects into account in the 3D mechanical design of various hoses and tubes in modern vehicles, IPS Cable Simulation provides the real-time capability for this task and helps engineers to obtain reliable results without long iteration cycles or extensive prototyping.