Case Studies


Electric Vehicle Drivetrain

The project developed a demonstration of an Electric Vehicle (EV) drivetrain and storage integration that can be applied to existing vehicles for hybrid EV and full EV conversion and used for new EV and hybrid vehicles.

Manufacturing Process Simulation

The goal of the project was to evaluate and improve the client’s simulation capability for use in their surface and heat treatment manufacturing process.

OpenFOAM Benchmarking

The goal of the project was to benchmark an open source CFD toolkit, OpenFOAM, against a commercial CFD package used in industry.

Multi-Disciplinary Optimisation of a Vehicle Architecture

GM Holden wished to optimise the design of a vehicle architecture by removing mass from the vehicle frame without affecting crash safety.

Advanced Product Development for Fiobuoy

VPAC worked with Fiomarine in a design engineering project to optimise the manufacturing and in-use performance of the Fiobuoy.

SAFE Vehicles

The SAFE Vehicles project was designed to resolve reliability and performance issues in relation to vehicle power consumption, human-machine interfaces and ergonomics, and in-vehicle component and system integration of emergency response vehicles.

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