A new approach to durability road load simulations

A new approach to durability road load simulations

The Adams Durability Symposium is coming soon, Feb 23-Feb 25th. This 3-day event will feature multiple technical presentations from industry experts and subject matter experts all focused on the latest simulation methods and technology for improving the durability of mechanical systems.

Below is an example of the type of content you can expect at this year’s symposium.

Volvo Cars is focused on providing its customers with a vehicle that is world-class in drivability, comfort and durability. Engineers at Volvo Cars include elements of active/semi-active control systems in their chassis design, and developing such systems involves co-simulation of the vehicle dynamics with the controls to capture the road loads accurately.

Figure 1 : The improved Adams-Simulink co-simulation process

Adams Car, the Adams automotive vertical is the industry gold standard for vehicle modeling while Simulink is a leader in controls system simulations. Engineers at Volvo Cars use both tools to simulate active control systems, but the process was s characterized by a highly elaborate co-simulation workflow that had several gaps.  The MSC services organization worked closely with Volvo Cars to develop an improved workflow that requires less maintenance and configuration, while still delivering important insight regarding active control systems. Read the full case study at the following link: A new approach to durability road load simulations using Adams at Volvo Cars.

Figure 2 Adams multibody dynamics model of the Volvo car

Learn more about Adams, the gold standard in multibody dynamics simulation, at the upcoming Adams Durability Symposium.

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