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THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY

     


The Soft-Engine, thanks to the great experience accumulated in the automotive sector since 1991, has recently developed an activity of Research and Development. This activity, already affirmed for a long time during the development of the dynamometers and of the engine simulation software for which the Soft-Engine is famous to international level, has produced interesting results, first among the whole realization of the Soft-Engine Journal, the technical publication of the company born in 2003. In the publication a lot of mechanical engineering matters are developed. Here a list of some articles (click here for a complete list):

-The Horsepower and torque correction vs the environmental conditions
-Analysis and viewing of a motorcycle instabilities phenomenons
-The washing coefficient, a fundamental quantity for two-stroke engines
-A study about a special silencer for Gilera Nordwest 600
-Test of Jante for two stroke engine, application example
-The electromagnetics noises caused by vehicle ignition system during dynamometer tests

And, with these two studies:

A multi-cylinder 4 stroke engine simulation software development
Concepts of reverse function applying to race motorbikes rear suspension systems

the Soft-Engine has recently participated in the prestigious conference HTCES - Modena, ITALY, together with the most important names in the world automotive (Ing. Minoli, Jean Todd, group Enea, Fluent company etc...). á

Particular on the testa room of the Soft-Engine R&D,á 
during a test on a motor Vortex

 

Today the activity of research and development spaces from the engine simulation softwares to development prototypes of flow benches or for suspensions, from the debugging of motors and headings software thanks to software 2TBASE, 4TBASE and CAMS to the realization of thesis, developed near the Soft-Engine, in collaboration mainly with the UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona, Italy), but also with important foreign poles as ENISE (Ecole Nationale Of IngÚnieurs de St.Etienne - France), with which the Soft-Engine has stipulated conventions. Notable also the activity of test to the bench on behalf of prestigious magazines as Motosprint and Inmoto of the group Conti Editore (of which are suppliers).  

 

Some universities we are in agreement

UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche - ITALY

UniversitÓ degli studi di Bologna FacoltÓ di Ingegneria; FacoltÓ di Matematica; FacoltÓ di Fisica - ITALY

Ecole Nationale D'ingÚnieurs de St.Etienne - FRANCE

Engine developments

Near its test rooms Soft-Engine R&D some important vehcle have been tested to the bench in preview: auto like Audi A3 TDI 2.0, motorcycle like Ducati 999s, Ducati St 4s Abs, Aprilia Tuono, Aprilia RSV 1000R, Aprilia Factory 2003, Honda Mondial, Benelli tornado 3 900, Guzzi V11 CafÚ Sport. Thanks to the engine tests have been set besides motor as the Vortex VL-B 100cc, Iame Parilla 100cc Redjets, PCR TSL2K lamellar, Maxter MTA, CRS S88 125cc. All the results have gone out in the first volume of the Soft-Engine Journal. Finally, Soft-Engine R&D is supplier of dynamometers of prestigious team like Team Bevilacqua and Team Pedercini, Suzuki Italia, and it collaborates with firms what Bitubo and Ktech, firms leader in the production of dampers. Recently, the Soft-Engine has started also a relationship of collaboration with the ORAL ENGINEERING - Modena, ITALY directed by M.Forghieri (ex technical manager of Ferrari), company that makes a will besides motor for the BMW motion (Germany). Such corporate body has purchased from the Soft-Engine the bench monoposto auto Supercar 500 2x2.

Thesis

In fact our new dynamometer for dampers, and the prestigious software "Suspension 4.0" (the only one, in Europe, to possess the functionality of Reverse function), was born really after a great job of research and development, with the collaboration of the two firms above you name. The preliminary study, lasted almost two years, it has allowed the Soft-Engine to impose itself on the market, with a product also not properly automotive.

 

The shock absorbers dyno

 



 

 

Our technicians during a session of study of theoretical models...

 

... that then will be implemented in our software!

 

A Soft-Engine engineer is studying the electronics of data store for 
shock-absorber dynamometer

 

  

 

 

 

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