Simcenter 3D Motion


Providing a platform for multidisciplinary simulation


The Simcenter 3D motion solution is part of a larger, integrated, multidisciplinary simulation environment with the central Simcenter 3D Engineering Desktop at the center for central pre / post processing for all Simcenter 3D solutions. This shredded media helps you achieve faster CAE processes and achieve flowline multidisciplinary simulations that combine acoustic connections for gear whiteness analysis as well as motion and other disciplines such as finite element models for flexible body analysis.



A motion simulation solution for both analysts and designers

Designers and analysts approach motion simulation from two different perspectives, where CAD designers begin with CAD data and analysts usually begin with a blank page. Simcenter 3D Motion solutions offer solutions that work with both users. Analysts can use Simcenter 3D Motion to manually create new mechanism models using simple primitive geometry for connections. This helps you understand how a new mounting mechanism can work before applying any detailed geometry. Designers working with computer-aided design (CAD) assembly models during the detailed design phase can quickly transform these assemblies into a working motion model in seconds by converting their geometry bodies into movement joints corresponding to the mechanism connections and assembly constraints. This can save designers' critical modeling time, so they can begin to understand how geometry will affect the performance of their mechanism. Simcenter 3D Motion solutions offer solutions that work with both users. Analysts can use Simcenter 3D Motion to manually create new mechanism models using simple primitive geometry for connections. This helps you understand how a new mounting mechanism can work before applying any detailed geometry. Designers working with computer-aided design (CAD) assembly models during the detailed design phase can quickly transform these assemblies into a working motion model in seconds by converting their geometry bodies into movement joints corresponding to the mechanism connections and assembly constraints. This can save designers critical modeling time so they can begin to understand how geometry will affect the performance of their mechanism.


Estimate complex mechanism behavior accurately
Simcenter 3D Motion solver has been built on proven technology for more than 30 years and uses the most advanced digital multibody decoding techniques to provide fast, stable and robust simulation. In addition, it gives accurate results for reaction forces, displacement, velocities and accelerations for rigid and flexible bodies. Loads from simulation can also be applied to structural analysis and durability, noise and vibration studies.



Integrate systems and controls to simulate mechatronic systems

Simcenter 3D can be integrated with leading control design tools and supports both model change and common simulation methods to solve mechanical system equations simultaneously with controller or actuator system equations. This helps you understand how controls will affect overall mechanism performance.


Share the results seamlessly in Simcenter 3D

For some structural, acoustic, vibration and durability analyzes, it is important to understand the loading conditions of the analyzed part or assembly. You can seamlessly transfer the loading conditions calculated with Simcenter 3D Motion solutions to the Simcenter 3D Engineering Desktop for use in other simulation applications. This will greatly increase the productivity of you or your extended simulation team.



Industrial Applications

It can be difficult to understand the working environments of complex mechanical systems such as copiers, sliding sunroofs and wing wings. Motion simulation calculates reaction force, torque, speed, acceleration and more for mechanical systems to allow you to study a wide variety of product behaviors.


Automotive and transportation

Automotive contain a wide variety of mechanisms that affect vehicle performance and driver comfort. You can use Simcenter 3D to evaluate suspension and tire performance, sunroof, seat and automatic door mechanisms.



Aviation and defense

Aerospace customers use Simcenter 3D Motion to evaluate landing gear performance and wing flap mechanisms.


Marine

Using Simcenter 3D can help engineers simulate how steering systems perform in addition to other built-in mechanisms such as cranes on a cargo ship.


Industrial machines

Industrial machines move constantly. From complex production machines and robots to conveyors, cranes and heavy equipment, machine developers can use Simcenter 3D to keep their machines running as expected.


Electronic

Electronics often have complex, well-controlled motion mechanisms. Simcenter 3D can help you simulate the movement of copiers, scanners, disk drives and more.



Consumer products

Washing machines, dishwashers and toys have mechanisms they rely on to meet the needs of end users. Simcenter 3D can help you design these mechanisms efficiently.


Simcenter 3D Motion Modeling


 
Simcenter 3D Motion Modeling software provides multi-body pre and post processing capabilities to model, evaluate, and optimize mechanisms. Module offers complete but simple to use capacities to study the complex aspects of kinematics and dynamics during product development in industries such as aerospace, automotive, industrial machinery and electronics.


Key Features

• Quickly convert CAD geometry and assemblies into fully functional motion models

• Seamlessly transfer motion results to other Simcenter 3D applications for structural analysis, durability, acoustics and more.

• Includes a natural and direct interface to Simcenter Amesim ™ software for system-wide, responsive behavior of electronic, hydraulic, and control components



Simcenter 3D Motion Systems and Controls

Mechanical engineers can easily estimate how control systems affect their mechanisms, and control engineers can optimize system designs with Simcenter 3D Motion Systems and Controls. This module provides a library of control modeling elements for the dynamic simulation of mechatronic systems. With MATLAB® environment and Simulink® environment, you can easily link motion models directly to control system designs to simulate both motion and control models simultaneously. Simcenter 3D Motion Systems and Controls also include a general co-simulation interface for interfacing with other 3rd party or internal code.

Key Features

 • Embedded library of control modeling elements

 •MATLAB / Simulink interface for simulation of fully non-linear mechanical systems including complex controls and actuators

 •Functional Model Interface (FMI) standards support


Simcenter 3D Motion Flexible Body Dynamics

Using Simcenter 3D Motion Flexible Body helps to increase the accuracy of multibody models by taking into account component deformations while simulating movement of mechanisms. This approach allows you to combine standard multibody simulation technology with a demonstration of body flexibility using a series of deformation modes.


Key Features


• Component mode synthesis methods that can be used with multiple FE solvents such as Simcenter Nastran® software, MSC Nastran, ANSYS and Abaqus. 

• Regulation of flexible body properties: mass and moments of inertia, modal damping • Automatic flexible tool: Only a few mouse clicks are required to switch from the existing CAD geometry to a complete flexible body with appropriate boundary conditions depending on the associated finite element (FE) network representation and connections to the mechanism.

• Contact forces on flexible objects: rigid-flexible, flexible-flexible 

• Point constraints on the curve extended to flexible curves defined in FE nodes