Altair MotionSolve™

Multi-body System Simulation

Capabilities

Model Building

  • 2D / 3D Rigid bodies
  • Linear or nonlinear flexible bodies
  • Joints with limits, backlash and friction
  • Higher pair joints on rigid or flexible bodies
  • 2D/3D contact between general geometries with friction
  • Nonlinear 1D / 3D / 6D forces
  • Beams, bushings and fields
  • Linear/nonlinear state equations and transfer functions
  • User subroutines

Simulation & Analysis

  • Assemble a system to satisfy all its constraints
  • Kinematic and inverse kinematic analysis
  • Static Equilibrium
  • Quasi-static and steady state solutions
  • Nonlinear, time domain dynamics simulations
  • Eigenvalue and Eigenvector calculation
  • Transfer function analysis given inputs and outputs
  • Scripted simulations; commands to modify the model
  • General purpose co-simulation

Results Evaluation

  • 2D / 3D plotting
  • Signal processing and filtering
  • Curve fitting
  • Statistical analysis
  • Data inspection
  • Time domain animations with deformation
  • Contours plots
  • Linear animations
  • Report Generation

Design Exploration and Optimization

  • Design of experiments (DOE)
  • Response Surface Method (Fit)
  • Single or multi-objective optimization
  • Reliability based design optimization
  • Robustness based design optimization
  • Stochastic Simulation
  • Post-processing
  • Data mining
  • Cloud solutions

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