Multi Body Dynamics and Control Systems

For years many companies have been using Compumod’s motion analysis products, like Adams, to save money, shorten design cycles and improve their products. Companies know that motion analysis is important because product design frequently requires an understanding of how multiple moving parts interact with each other and their environment, from an automobile or aircraft to a washing machine or assembly line. Moving parts generate loads that are often difficult to predict. Complex mechanical assemblies present design challenges that require a dynamic system-level analysis to be met. Accurate modeling can require representations of various types of components, like electronic controls systems and compliant parts and connections, as well as complicated physical phenomena like vibration, friction and noise.

Motion analysis enables one to meet these challenges by quickly evaluating and improving designs for important characteristics like performance, safety and comfort. Compumod’s solutions for motion analysis cover a broad range of multibody dynamics simulation functionality provided through rich, easy-to-use pre and post-processing interfaces and industry leading solvers.

 Most of the products we rely on today are actually mechatronic systems comprised of mechanical components; pneumatic, hydraulic or electrical control subsystems; and electronic control units. Engineering these complex systems is a true multidiscipline design challenge that is often not fully tested and validated until late in the product development process, leading to costly design changes.

Multi Body Dynamics & Control Systems Applications

Traditional "build & test" methods and isolated tools for the virtual prototyping of mechanical, electrical, or controls systems neglect important interactions between disciplines, leading to incomplete or inaccurate results. Compumod’s multidiscipline simulation solutions allow engineers to validate and optimize complete mechatronic system performance, improve product quality, and save time and money by avoiding late design changes.

Capabilities include:

  • CAD Integration

  • Flexible Body Representation

  • Contact Modeling

  • Durability Analysis

  • Vibration Analysis

  • Control System Integration

  • Design Study, DOE, and Optimization

  • Customization and Automation

Industry Uses

  • Aerospace & Defence: Hydraulic flight control systems, Landing gears and brakes, Electrical power systems, Turbo Machinery, Valves and controls;

  • Automotive : Hybrid electric vehicles, Cooling/Heating systems, Transmissions, Power Steering;

  • Government: Robotic Arm dynamics, Propulsion RCS, Satellite dynamics and control systems;

  • Transportation: Hydraulic system components, Motors and Drives, Engine Lubrication, Front Loader, Hydrostatic Transmission, Cranking circuits, Electronic control system.

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