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Essential for complex mechanisms engineering, Multimatic’s predictive capabilities incorporate simulation of multi-body motions, forces and interactions.

  • Dynamic simulation of sliding door systems includes the interaction of hinges, tracks and stops to accurately predict efforts and opening time.
  • ADAMS models of suspension systems are used to extract component forces and predict kinematic behaviour.
  • Kinematic simulations of complex decklid hinges help evaluate motion, determine operating envelope and predict opening effort.
  • Correlating predicted deployment efforts of Multimatic's BoxSideStep helps evaluate design changes.

Multimatic’s dynamic simulations can account for:

  • flexibility of structural components by incorporating FEA model data
  • interactions between components using a variety of joint and contact representations
  • component stresses and deformation during the simulations

For example, Multimatic’s multi-body suspension simulations can include the complex behaviours of elements such as dampers, bushings and tires sourced from test results or component models.