Posts Tagged ‘MBD’
Multibody Dynamic Analysis Vehicle Simulation Software Now Available Through The HyperWorks Partner Alliance
HWPA Members Can Now Access CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim
Mechanical Simulation vehicle dynamics simulation tools include CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim. All three use the VehicleSim architecture to provide accurate and realistic predictions of vehicle dynamics in a form that can be easily used by engineers, technical and marketing staffs. CarSim simulates the acceleration, braking, handling and ride of cars and car-trailer combinations over any road surface or terrain and can be applied to passenger cars, racecars, light trucks, and utility vehicles. This software is used to design, develop, test, and plan vehicle programs and empowers engineers to make better decisions involving vehicle dynamics and prove initial concepts, select components, and perform advanced analysis of existing vehicles.
Designing high quality, reliable products is always a prime motivation for a wide variety of Industries from home appliances to land vehicles. While it is possible to use physical testing to verify durability, it is most efficiently done by applying simulation methods integral to the development process.
Here are a couple Industrial examples for you to glance over:
1. Honda – Vehicle Strength and durability
2. MABE – Designing reliable washing machines
In the past, our colleagues have written some interesting articles such as “Simulation Driven Automotive Closures” and “Analyzing Durability”. If you try to connect the dots here, you will realize that one of the most crucial aspects for predicting durability is getting accurate component loads. The challenge is that in many situations is that these cannot be directly measured experimentally.
This article gives you an insight into how accurate component loads are generated from physical or virtual tests and the different approaches in use today for vehicle durability evaluation.
Global Appliance Manufacturer Mabe Analyzes Spin Cycle with HyperWorks to Improve Washing Machines and Bring Them to Market Faster
Typically when engineers consider the most complex problems involving multi-body dynamics, hydrodynamics, and noise-vibration-harshness, they are focusing on the complexities of automobiles or aircraft. Design issues that can be just as challenging, however, impact every household’s laundry room. For companies like consumer goods manufacturer Mabe, simulation has helped them better solve product issues such as balance ring distortion, move products to market faster and reduce cost.
World’s Leading Open Multibody Systems Modeling Environment
MotionView provides analysts and designers with an intuitive and powerful interface for studying mechanical systems.
- MotionView is a user-friendly and intuitive multibody systems modeling environment.
- MotionView has built-in parametric modeling capability and open architecture that allows users to quickly build, solve, understand and improve system designs even before hardware prototypes are available.
- MotionView offers a highly customizable environment that can easily capture your process and improve efficiency in modeling complex systems.
Coupled with a next generation solver in MotionSolve, MotionView provides a perfect solution for your multibody dynamics simulation needs.
MotionView’s integration within the HyperWorks CAE technology suite enables users to efficiently create innovative and optimized designs within the same desktop environment.
Powerful Motion Analysis Software for Mechanical System Simulation
MotionSolve™ is a robust mechanical system simulation solution based on a modern solver formulation tuned for computation speed and results accuracy.
By supporting solutions for statics, quasi-statics, kinematics and dynamics MotionSolve provides analysts and designers with powerful capabilities to accurately simulate and analyze complex mechanical system behavior and performance.
Through an advanced, innovative set of solver algorithms and a broad suite of modeling entities MotionSolve can accurately model and simulate a wide variety of real-world problems.
It’s availability within the HyperWorks suite provides users with an unmatched, built-in capability to analyze and evaluate system response.
Altair HyperView is a complete post-processing and visualization environment for finite element analysis, multi-body system simulation, digital video, and engineering data. HyperView combines advanced animation and XY plotting features with window synching to enhance results visualization. HyperView also saves 3D animation results in Altair’s compact H3D format, so users can visualize and share CAE results within a 3D web environment using Altair HyperView Player.
Amazingly fast 3D graphics and unparalleled functionality set a new standard for speed and integration of CAE results post-processing. Coupling these features with HyperView’s advanced process automation tools dramatically improves results visualization and reporting.
Tags: animation, automation, finite element, HyperView, HyperView Player, MBD, multi-body, post-process, results, synchronization, test data, visualization
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Results Visualization and Data Analysis for Finite Element Analysis
This is an introductory course for using HyperView to post-process finite element solver results and to analyze test lab engineering data.
This one day, instructor led course includes:
- Basic interaction with HyperView
- Animating results in the animation window
- Results visualization: contour, deformed, iso surface, tensor and vector plots
- Results manipulation: tracing, tracking, querying, measuring data, and creating section cuts, notes, and derived load cases
- Creating XY curves using data files and math functions
- Modifying XY plots and curve display attributes
- Interrogating and modifying XY curves
- Translating results
- Presenting Results
- Creating BMP, JPEG, TIF, AVI files and HTML files
- Visualizing and sharing CAE results over the Internet using the freely available HyperView Player
- Publishing post-processing sessions in HTML and Microsoft PowerPoint XML formats
Altair’s new Durability Director provides a comprehensive, customizable and automated approach for managing the entire durability simulation process. The durability analysis process poses a series of complex and labor intensive challenges in dealing with the large amount of simulation runs across testing, multi-body dynamics, finite element and fatigue groups. The Durability Director environment easily handles the flow of information across these analysis stages and automates the overall analysis process while remaining open to third party solver solutions to seamlessly integrate into any simulation setting.