PRiME 3D Piston Ring Software Development Tool
2019 - PACE Award Finalist
What: Software simulation optimizes piston and piston ring
Innovation: To help develop more efficient and lower-emission engines, Federal-Mogul developed a software tool for customer use that predicts powertrain behavior with an accuracy level close to 95 percent. This enables engineers to optimize piston and piston ring performance, a major contributor to fuel economy and emissions. Nearly 60 automakers have used the software. The approach predicts piston and piston ring behavior in the early design stage of development and reduces prototype design and testing by 70 percent, enabling improved friction reduction, oil consumption and particulate matter control.
First Customer: BMW
Web site: federalmogul.com