Adams Multidiscipline Solutions
Optional modules available with Adams allow users to integrate mechanical components, pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics, and control systems technologies to build and test virtual prototypes that accurately account for the interactions between these subsystems.

Adams Controls and Adams Mechatronics – Integrate Adams with your controls applications
control-integrationAdams Mechatronics is a plug-in to Adams which can be used to easily incorporate control systems into mechanical models. Adams Mechatronics has been developed based on the Adams Controls functionality and contains modeling elements which transfer information to/from the control system.

For example, using Adams Mechatronics in Adams Car, you can quickly create assemblies of vehicle systems including control systems, and then analyze them to understand their performance and behavior.

Add a sophisticated controls representation to your Adams model
Connect your Adams model to block diagram models you’ve developed with control applications such as Easy5® or MATLAB®
Experience flexibility in simulation styles to suit your problems’ needs: simulate within Adams, within the controls software or co- simulation
Access advanced pre-processing for Adams Controls
Setup and couple a control system to a mechanical system
Convert signal units automatically
Connect transducer and actuator signals to the control systems easily
Conveniently review and modify the control system input and output specifications
Ideal for complex integrations

Adams Flex provides the technology to correctly include a component’s flexibility even in presence of large overall motion and complex interaction with other modeling elements. Greater emphasis has been placed these days on high-speed, lightweight, precise mechanical systems. Often these systems will contain one or more structural components where deformation effects are paramount for design analyses and the rigid body assumption is no longer valid.

Adams Flex allows importing finite element models from most major FEA software packages and is fully integrated with Adams package providing access to convenient modeling and powerful post-processing capabilities.

Integrate FEA-based flexible bodies into your model
Better represent structural compliance
Predict loads and displacements with greater accuracy
Examine the linear system modes of a flexible model
Broad and convenient control over modal participation and damping
adams-view-flexThe ViewFlex module in Adams View enables users to transform a rigid part to an MNF-based flexible body using embedded finite element analysis where a meshing step and linear modes analysis will be performed. It is our new product module powered by MSC Nastran, allowing one to create flexible bodies without leaving Adams View and without reliance on 3rd party Finite Element Analysis software. Also, it’s a streamlined process with much higher efficiency than the way users have traditionally generated flexible bodies for Adams in the past.

Create flexible bodies entirely within Adams View or Adams Car
Reduce reliance on 3rd party FEA software using built in MSC Nastran technology
Generate a flexible body from existing solid geometry, imported meshes or newly created extrusion geometry
Obtain detailed control over mesh, modal analysis and flexible body attachment settings for an accurate representation of component flexibility

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