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Training Spotlight: Multibody Simulation

Training Spotlight

From initial concept designs through to production and redesigns, multibody simulation (MBS) is used to help engineers fully comprehend and optimize systems, vastly reduce the need for physical prototyping, shorten time to market and improve product quality and lifespan. In essence, multibody simulation enables manufacturers to gain a competitive edge by offering the ability to create high quality products in a time and materially efficient manner, thus reducing overall costs in design, production and maintenance.

Simpack is a general purpose multibody simulation software used for the dynamic analysis of any mechanical or mechatronic system. It enables engineers to generate and solve virtual nonlinear 3D models in order to predict and
visualize motion, coupling forces and stresses. Simpack offers a large variety of high-end modeling elements tailor-made to the automotive, engine, HiL/SiL, power transmission, railway, and wind energy industrial sectors, but can be applied to any branch of mechanical engineering. Simpack simulation software is particularly well-suited to high frequency transient analyses, even into the acoustic range.

SIMULIA offers a variety of Simpack courses designed to teach the user how to efficiently set up and solve multibody models and take advantage of Simpack’s high-end features.

Simpack Basics (3 day class)
This course is for users who are just beginning to work with Simpack. You don’t need to be a multi-body simulation expert—this training goes over all the basics. Even if you already have some Simpack experience, it’s worth taking part as a refresher or to learn new functionalities.
Simpack Flexible Bodies (1½ day class)
The Flexible Bodies training class explains how to import finite element models in Simpack, optimize calculation time and postprocess the results, including stress calculation and export to fatigue software like SIMULIA fe-safe. This allows you to take structural elasticity into consideration. The course also explains SIMBEAM, Simpack’s built-in finite element tool designed for linear and nonlinear 3D beam structures.
Simpack Automotive (1 day class)
The Simpack Automotive training course explains how to set up vehicle models using Simpack's automotive database, how to add user models to the database, and introduces Simpack’s automotive elements (tires, roads, steering controllers, and more).
Simpack Rail (2 day class)

This class explains how to model the contact between rail and wheel, to set up entire rail-vehicle models, and the most important analysis types, like derailment, stability, and comfort. It also introduces rail-vehicle specific elements such as track, irregularities, wheel and rail profile, and suspension elements.

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