Multibody Dynamics

In multibody analysis, it is initially rigid body movements that are analyzed by setting kinematic equations. This analysis is incredibly informative in relation to variation of forces and loads in interconnected systems, bearings, etc. For more detailed analyzes of single parts, structural response is also included.

Our advanced motion analysis products enable engineers to easily simulate and test virtual prototypes of mechanical systems in a fraction of the time and cost required for physical build and test.

A multibody dynamic (MBD) system is one that consists of solid bodies, or links, that are connected to each other by joints that restrict their relative motion. The study of MBD is the analysis of how mechanism systems move under the influence of forces, also known as forward dynamics. A study of the inverse problem, i.e. what forces are necessary to make the mechanical system move in a specific manner is known as inverse dynamics.

MSC Software Case Study: Knud E. Hansen A/S

Safe Marine Operations in Wind Energy: Dynamic Motion Analysis for Wind Farm Drilling Rig Transport Operation

“Adams Software helped us to understand the motion and forces involved by capturing the full gamut of real world complexities including rigid bodies, flexible bodies, springs, dampers, joints and all others mechanical components. The software never placed any limits on what I wanted simulated, yet it made it possible to assemble the complex model very quickly. ”

Mirco Zoia, Navel Architect & Offshore Eng., Knud E. Hansen A/S

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