SIMPACK Contact allows users to apply contact forces between contours and/or surfaces. Several methods are available for determining contact location. Accessible force types include hertzian, stick-slip friction, and plastic deformations, among others. Users can also define contact between generalized CAD geometries.
For contact between flexible bodies, please see FlexContact.
In today's world of increasing computing power and electronics, the ability to include control systems within simulation models is indispensable. Simpack control enables users to build up active controllers for simulating complete mechatronic systems.
Simpack Dynamic Bushing is a rubber and hydromount Force Element, which considers the non-linear effects--including the frequency and amplitude dependent characteristics--of a bushing or hydromount. The effects of various standard force elements are combined within the one element for easy switching between levels of complexity.
The Simpack Order Analysis Filters are intended for drivetrain analyses. They perform a spectral analysis of a signal. The width of the Fourier Transform window is dependent on the referenced rotational velocity of the drivetrain. The assignment between the frequency of rotation (and the orders of this frequency) and the analyzed signal can then be performed.