Multibody dynamics is the science of studying the motion of complex mechanical systems under the application of mechanical forces.
Multibody Dynamics (MBD) simulation software allows engineers to study and investigate the mechanical and mechatronic systems' kinematic and dynamic motion, enabling them to generate and solve virtual 3D models to predict and visualize motion, coupling forces and stresses.
Study systems from beginning to end — Multibody dynamics is used throughout the design cycle from initial concept to final detailed design.
With multibody dynamics simulation, engineers can:
- make informed decisions for quick design changes and study sub- and complete systems
- reduce the number of prototypes
- avoid costly last-minute changes
- speed up time to market
Thanks to its high-end technology, the SIMULIA multibody dynamics product line which inherits Simpack technology developed for more than 40 years, powers all of the SIMULIA applications and is available on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
MULTIBODY DYNAMICS SIMULATION APPLICATIONS
Rail Vehicle Dynamics Simulation
Rail vehicles are complex systems and their performance is determined by the interaction of multiple components. Multibody System Simulation (MBS) offers the only realistic solution to explore and solve the complete system dynamics, without requiring a physical prototype.
Automotive Vehicle Dynamics
Multibody systems simulation is used in the automotive industry to analyze suspension systems and predict how the vehicle will behave under various conditions.
Electromechanical Power Systems
Multibody systems simulation is used for power generation applications such as wind turbines, industrial motors and gearboxes as well as electric motor simulation.
SIMULIA Motion and Multibody Dynamics Simulation Products
SIMULIA develops simulation technology that can be used to calculate motion and multibody dynamics in a wide range of application areas. Depending on your working environment this technology is available to you in the following ways:
Motion Simulation on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform
The Multibody Dynamics discipline includes technology enabling engineers to simulate the complex non-linear kinematic and dynamic motion behavior and performance of any mechanical or mechatronic system. The browser-based environment powered by the Simpack multibody simulation solver allows designers and engineers to study the behavior of products mechanisms and systems to validate and improve their performance.
3DEXPERIENCE Works Motion Creator
The 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio of cloud solutions brings all your key stakeholders together on a single collaborative platform. The Motion Creator application allows you to seamlessly move from system ideation through to delivery for continuous development and validation throughout the products lifecycle
Simpack is a general multibody simulation (MBS) software enabling analysts and engineers to simulate the non-linear motion of any mechanical or mechatronic system. It enables engineers to generate and solve virtual 3D models in order to predict and visualize motion, coupling forces and stresses.