We are living in a non-linear dynamic world and we love to simulate it. Multi-body system (MBS) analysis is a valuable tool for vehicle development processes, as it can consider these effects.

Passenger cars and especially trucks are complex systems that consist of several dynamically interacting subsystems.

To better understand and to correctly define vehicle parameter, it is necessary to use MBS models for several simulation tasks in an early development phase. These models include relevant non-linear properties, like spring and damper parameter, and are combined with finite element models of car bodies or truck frames to reproduce the structural flexibility and vibration.

Multi-Body Vehicle Simulation for Load Generation, Driving Dynamics & Comfort​​​​​​​

  • Trucks
  • Passenger cars
  • Off-road applications
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Railways

Our Fields of Work

Our global cooperation with customers in the field of simulation supports the development of simulation processes and automation. We can support during the vehicle development process or help to find solutions for urgent task force topics.

  • ​​​​​​​Generation of vehicle or subsystem models
  • Implementation of flexible bodies, contacts can be included with MAMBA​​​​​​​
  • Identification of model properties from component measurements
  • Correlation of vehicle model based on measurements
  • ​​​​​​​suspension and steering kinematics
  • parameter tuning for ride and handling improvement
  • sophisticated leaf spring model including friction characteristics with MAMBA​​​​​​​
  • ​​​​​​​Road and tire interaction
  • Suspension bushing tuning
  • Powertrain run-up and idle simulation
  • Noise and vibration comfort for passengers
  • virtual iteration of measured road loads using FEMFAT LAB vi​​​​​​​
  • fatigue test rig layout evaluation and improvement
  • modal analysis
  • dynamic stiffening for appropriate vibration response
  • fatigue analysis in frequency domain
  • virtual run-up for powertrain durability
  • coupling of controller to multi-body model
  • simulation of driving stability
  • driving maneuver including ABS controller
  • Abaqus, MSC Nastran - Finite Element solver
  • MSC Adams, Simpack - Multi body simulation
  • MAMBA​​​​​​​  - Simulation of joint contact phenomena
  • MNOISE​​​​​​​ - Acoustic simulation postprocessor
  • FEMFAT LAB vi​​​​​​​ - load generation based on measurements

Support needed?

Our global cooperation with customers is in the field of simulation support and the development of simulation processes as well as automation. We can support you during the vehicle development phase or help you find solutions for your urgent task force topics.

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