Virtual testing is nowadays widely used by automotive OEMs and suppliers to validate and improve the design of car mechanisms without need of expensive prototypes and time-consuming physical tests. This allows to optimize the performance of both traditional and innovative mechanisms, also coupled with active control systems, in kinematic and dynamic conditions. The ability to accurately simulate the interactions (mainly contact and friction forces) between parts, where the exact representation of the geometry is required, while working in a multi-body environment makes possible to predict the displacements of parts and the loads acting at any section of the model, and hence to gain a deep insight into the system behavior, as well as to quickly test design alternatives and to correctly tune control logics of active systems.
What you will learn:
- Use CAD models as construction elements in LMS Virtual.Lab Motion
- Parameterize the model by referencing external files for input data
- Run sensitivity and optimization analyses
- Run co-simulations of mechatronic systems