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msc Adams 2015.1
This software relase is provided by Team Magnitude
Adams - The Multibody Dynamics Simulation Solution
Adams helps engineers to study the dynamics of moving parts, and how loads and forces are
distributed throughout mechanical systems.
Product manufacturers often struggle to understand true system performance until very late in
the design process. Mechanical, electrical, and other subsystems are validated against their
specific requirements within the systems engineering process, but full-system testing and
validation comes late, leading to rework and design changes that are riskier and more costly
than those made early on.
Simulate "Real World" Physics
As the world's most famous and widely used Multibody Dynamics (MBD) software, Adams improves
engineering efficiency and reduces product development costs by enabling early system-level
design validation. Engineers can evaluate and manage the complex interactions between
disciplines including motion, structures, actuation, and controls to better optimize product
designs for performance, safety, and comfort. Along with extensive analysis capabilities, Adams
is optimized for large-scale problems, taking advantage of high performance computing
Utilizing multibody dynamics solution technology, Adams runs nonlinear dynamics in a fraction
of the time required by FEA solutions. Loads and forces computed by Adams simulations improve
the accuracy of FEA by providing better assessment of how they vary throughout a full range of
motion and operating environments.
Optional modules available with Adams allow users to integrate mechanical components,
pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics, and control systems technologies to build and test virtual
prototypes that accurately account for the interactions between these subsystems.
Adams Mechatronics is a plug-in to Adams which can be used to easily incorporate control
systems into mechanical models. Adams Mechatronics has been developed based on the Adams
Control functionality and contains modeling elements which transfer information to/from the
control system. For example, using Adams Mechatronics in Adams Car, you can quickly create
assemblies of vehicle systems including control systems, and then analyze them to understand
their performance and behavior.
Adams Flex provides the technology to correctly include a component’s flexibility even in
presence of large overall motion and complex interaction with other modeling elements. Greater
emphasis has been placed these days on high-speed, lightweight, precise mechanical systems.
Often these systems will contain one or more structural components where deformation effects
are paramount for design analyses and the rigid body assumption is no longer valid. Adams Flex
allows importing finite element models from most major FEA software packages and is fully
integrated with Adams package providing access to convenient modeling and powerful post-
The ViewFlex module in Adams View enables users to transform a rigid part to an MNF-based
flexible body using embedded finite element analysis where a meshing step and linear modes
analysis will be performed.It is our new product module powered by MSC Nastran, allowing one to
create flexible bodies without leaving Adams View and without reliance on 3rd party Finite
Element Analysis software. Also, it’s a streamlined process with much higher efficiency than
the way users have traditionally generated flexible bodies for Adams in the past.
Durability testing is a critical aspect of product development and issues discovered late in
the development cycle lead to project delays and budget overruns. Worse yet, “in service”
failures lead to dissatisfied customers, safety issues, and warranty costs. Adams Durability
allows engineers to assess stress, strain or life of components within mechanical systems to
design products to last. Direct access to physical test data in industry-standard file formats
enables engineers to use loads data captured during tests, and to easily correlate simulation
and testing results.
With Adams Vibration, engineers replace physical tests on shaker devices with virtual
prototypes. Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) are critical factors in the performance of
many mechanical designs but designing for optimum NVH can be difficult. Adams Vibration allows
engineers to easily study forced vibration of mechanical systems using frequency domain