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MSC Software for multibody dynamics analysis

Software for simulation and analysis of physical properties and actions take many forms. In recent years it has become necessary to analyze mechanical and mechatronic products as a single dynamic system, solving for the complex interactions of moving parts, and how loads and forces are distributed within the system. Software for this type of engineering is called multibody dynamic (MBD) simulation.

Adaptive Corporation offers the Adams suite of MDB simulation from MSC Software, a simulation industry pioneer. MBD software improves engineering efficiency and reduces product development by making it possible to validate system-level performance early in the design process. By evaluating and managing the complex interactions between subsystems — including motion, structures, actuation, and controls — engineering teams can optimize product designs for performance, safety, and comfort earlier.

Adams Modules include:

Mechatronics: For incorporating control systems into mechanical models;

Flex: Technology to correctly include a component’s flexibility even in the presence of large overall motion and complex interaction with other modeling elements. Ideal for high-speed, lightweight, precise mechanical systems.

Durability: Assess stress, strain, or life of components within mechanical systems.

Vibration: Replace expensive physical tests on shakers with virtual prototyping. Ideal for noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) studies, and the study of forced vibration of mechanical systems using frequency domain analysis.

Adaptive is a reseller for both MSC Adams and the Simpack line of MBD simulation software from Dassault Systemès. There is no one right-or-wrong answer about what software should be used; both have their place in the engineering. Ask your Adaptive representative for a custom demonstration of how multibody dynamic simulation can improve your engineering processes.

Adams helps engineers to study the dynamics of moving parts, and how loads and forces are distributed throughout mechanical systems.

Enabling technology to provide design tools that give the user 100% confidence in their composites products.

MSC Nastran is a multidisciplinary structural analysis application used by engineers to perform static, dynamic, and thermal analysis across the linear and nonlinear domains, complemented with automated structural optimization and award winning embedded fatigue analysis technologies, all enabled by high performance computing.