SIMBEAM allows users to create 3D flexible structures comprised of beam elements, e.g. shafts, towers, leafsprings, lattice structures, etc. Because input data can be fully parameterized, structures can be automatically modified within parametric studies. Geometric nonlinearities can also be considered.
FlexModal is used for importing linear elastic Flexible Bodies from Finite Element (FE) codes into SIMPACK. The modal representation of the flexible body can be defined either manually or automatically.
Typical applications include:
Railway cars, automotive chassis and sub-frames, engine crankshafts and blocks, gearbox housings, wind turbine bed plates, etc.