MSC.Software has made several enhancements to the latest version of its ADAMS software.
MSC.ADAMS itself allows engineers to simulate, understand and quantify the performance of mechanical systems before building expensive hardware prototypes and conducting physical tests.
The new version of the software, dubbed ADAMS 2003, includes a new faceted geometry approach that has been implemented to solve 3-D contact problems. MSC says that the result is that more realistic part contact can be simulated in significantly less time.
There is also better integration between MSC.ADAMS, MSC.Nastran and MSC.Fatigue. The generation of flexible bodies from MSC.Nastran has been made easier and now includes pre-stress effects. In addition, ADAMS/Durability will now interface directly with MSC.Fatigue for complete component life prediction.
To help engineers better visualise NVH information, 3-D plotting capability has been added to ADAMS/Engine and ADAMS/Vibrations. Users will now be able to plot 3-D FFT’s, 3-D waterfall plots, and visualise 3-D splines.