Flow visualisation of a cavitating hydrofoil as part of a preliminary test validation study for a large numerical and physical research project.

VPS - Virtual Performance Solution

ESI’s flagship software is a unique solution allowing manufacturers to face emerging design challenges including those related to lightweight, green and autonomous vehicles, while avoiding over-engineering. It enables design and simulation engineers to test rapidly their innovations on virtual prototypes, rather than real ones. Virtual Performance Solution (VPS) also offers a distinctive approach, allowing the virtual testing of product performance across multiple domains using a single core model.

HONDA R&D has been using ESI’s Virtual Performance Solution for over 20 years. Today, we are leveraging the capacities of Virtual Performance Solution’s single-core model on a full car for our latest vehicle platform development. The consistent chaining of virtual manufacturing results and virtual performance — not only for crash and safety domains but also for NVH and durability — is a definite technological breakthrough. Virtual Performance Solution enables us to ensure the right levels of product performance for lightweight design, and to face challenges related to evolving regulations.

Mr. Eisei Higuchi, Chief Engineer, HONDA R&D Co. Ltd

VPS Schema


ESI Virtual Performance Solution (VPS) is a unique solution to perform accurate virtual testing of your product before any physical prototype is ever made. See below how Virtual Performance Solution can support in improving the efficiency of new product development, making these products lighter and answering the new industry challenges.

VPS domains

For long term users of ESI Products, VPS is the current front end to:


and has merged these formerly seperate products into one unified interface.