An Introductory webinar to PM-FlexTire™ by Pratt Miller, available through the Altair Partner Alliance.
PM-FlexTire™ is an FE-based tire model that is integrated with the Altair EDEM™ soft-soil simulation platform and significantly expands what is possible in virtual development of soft-soil mobility.
The model provides realistic deformation and high-fidelity forces and moments through co-simulation between EDEM and MBD code. Included time-varying air pressure model and detailed tread pattern interaction with particles are features not available in competitor solutions.
Users can create models from tire CAD using various meshing solutions including Altair HyperMesh™ and Gmsh integrations, or can use meshes generated from other 3rd party meshing tools.
Comprehensive integration with DEM simulation provides a high level of utility relative to alternatives to support increased scope of virtual development. Simulation complexity and licensing cost of PM-FlexTire™ and the corresponding integrations are "best fit" for virtual mobility development in soft-soil DEM simulation environments.