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 CAE (computer aided engineering)


Modeling, Validation and Simulation of technical Processes


Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) offers through computer assistance solutions for problems of technical origin, both before and during the development and construction phases. Therein are all computerized applications included, from the calculation to the function test through to computer-aided quality control.

CAE simulates the integration of individual circuit components and their relationship with other components. Knestel works with the system modeling software packages MATLAB / Simulink and ANSYS and handles your individual customers' wishes.
Furthermore, a detailed presentation of results and their analysis is made possible with CAE.

Many years of experience in different sectors allows Knestel modeling, validation and simulation of technical processes, because of CAE. Knestel specially developed a Rapid Prototyping Environment (RPE), which is based on a real-time Linux and can be programmed directly with MATLAB® / Simulink® For real-time applications. Fieldbus connection for EtherCAT or CAN are also already realized. Custom fieldbus node from the in-house development in combination with the unlicensed Knestel RPE give an unbeatable price / performance ratio in the low and medium-quantities.



  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Acoustics
  • Optics



  • MATLAB ® / Simulink ®
  • Experience in handling of: ANSYS, xPCTarget, LabVIEW, SimulationX


Control- and Algorithm-Development

  • Nonlinear Control Approaches
  • Autotuning of PID- and State-Controller
  • Adaptive Control Concepts
  • Iterative Learning Control Concepts


Model-based Software Development and Software Engineering

  • Hardware in the loop (HIL)
  • Software in the Loop (SiL)


Embedded and real-time applications based on the KNESTEL Rapid Prototyping Environment (RPE)


Simulation of Optical Systems

  • Own Software Tool
  • Simulation with Zemax



  • Test Bench: Automotive Test Benches, Road Simulation Test Benches, Battery- and Load Simulation Test Benches, Component Simulation, Special Robotics
  • Gas Analysis Systems and Exhaust Gas Measurement Technology
  • Image Processing
  • Optical Measurement Systems


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