April 27, 2016
Ricardo has partnered with Modelon to integrate the OPTIMECA Compiler Toolkit into its next release of IGNITE. This will give users access to Modelon’s Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) based computational platform for system design.
According to a company press release, integrating IGNITE and OPTIMICA offers clear advantages for system simulation users, not least with a three-fold increase in the speed of compilation and simulation, providing very significant time-savings. Moreover, it provides expanded compatibility with proprietary and open source Modelica libraries (covering two-phase fluid, thermal, hydraulics, and more), and comprehensive support of the FMI, further enabling execution of multi-domain and multi-scale studies in IGNITE.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Modelon to bring new and exciting capabilities to market” says David Higbie, software managing director at Ricardo. “We’re confident that improving IGNITE’s speed and agility will strengthen its position as a technology leader in the Model-Based-Design space, further enabling our users to achieve faster and more advanced dynamic simulation results, and create more fuel-efficient vehicles and better product designs.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.