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MSC Releases Adams 2012 for Motion Analysis

By DE Editors

MSC Software today announced the Adams 2012 simulation solution. This release of Adams delivers an all-new user interface and new model browser that simplifies model setup; new automatic flexible body generation to support efficient, high-fidelity system modeling; and a tire model to complement the improved selection of standard events and road profile formats available for vehicle simulations.

The Adams 2012 user interface provides a new ribbon-style format and intuitive layout. The new ribbon offers improved labels, thereby making model construction easier and more user-friendly. A new pre-processing model browser has also been implemented, providing an improved way to navigate models within Adams/View.

The new release also includes a new Adams/ViewFlex module that enables users to create flexible bodies without leaving the Adams environment and without the dependence on external finite element modeling (FEM) or analysis (FEA) software. The feature is powered by embedded MSC Nastran technology and run wholly in the background of the Adams session.

Adams 2012 introduces new tire and road enhancements for Adams/Car where higher-fidelity road simulations can be performed. A new Tire 3D enveloping contact model is available to capture more realistic tire forces over small obstacles. Visualization of roads is now faster and more consistent with the simulation code, thereby enhancing a user s ability to understand vehicle behavior and improve visual presentations.

For more information, visit MSC Software.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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