Complete Multibody Dynamic Analysis with

Adams
Day 1:
TOPIC

CONTENT

Introduction

A brief introduction to Adams
Course Content
Getting Help
Virtual Prototyping Process
GUI familiarization
Model Hierarchy
Renaming Objects
Adams/View Interface
Adams/View Interface
Overview
Simple Simulations
Saving Your Work
Adams/Post Processor Interface Post Processing Interface
Overview
Overview
Animating
Plotting
Reporting

WORKSHOPS
1) Stamping Mechanism
2) Valve Train Mechanism
3) Adams/postprocessor
interface overview
4) Stone Falling

Day 2:
TOPIC
Parts and Coordinate Systems

Initial Conditions and Point
Trace
Constraints

Footer

CONTENT
Coordinate Systems, Part
Coordinate System, Coordinate
System Marker, Differences
between Parts and Geometry,
Parts, Geometry, and Markers,
Types of Parts in Adams/View,
Part Mass and Inertia,
Measures.
Part Initial Conditions, Initial
Velocities, and Point Trace
Constraints, Use of Markers in
Constraints, Degrees of
Freedom (DOF), Joint Initial
Conditions, Merging Geometry,
Angle Measures

WORKSHOPS
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)

Projectile Motion
Inclined Plane
Lift Mechanism I
Lift Mechanism II
Lift Mechanism III

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Assembling Subsystem Models Assemble Simulation. Construction Geometry Properties. Importing CAD-Based Geometry Add-On Constraints. Displacement Functions. and Assembling Models Simulations Forces and Splines Bushings Impact Step Functions and Simulation Scripts Footer WORKSHOPS 1) Suspension System I 2) Suspension System II 3) Suspension – Steering System 4) Spring Damper 5) Non Linear Spring 2|P a g e . Spline Functions. Types of Simulations. AKISPL Function. Velocity Functions STEP Function. Spring Dampers in Adams. Couplers. and CAD Geometry Applying Point Motions. Precise Positioning: Rotate. Couplers. System-Level Design Taking Measurements. Displacement Functions. Forces in Adams. Modeling Friction.Rotation and Friction Geometry and Precise Positioning Euler Angles. Scripted Simulations. Solid Geometry Day 3: TOPIC CONTENT Point Motions and System-level Design Measurements. Measures in LCS Building Geometry. Adams/Solver Commands Add-on Constraints. Magnitude of Spring Dampers Single-Component Forces: Action-Reaction. Simulation Hierarchy. Bushings Impact Functions.

Day 4: TOPIC Adams/Solver CONTENT Adams/Solver Overview. Design Studies General Approach to Modeling Modeling Practices: Parts Modeling Practices: Constraints Modeling Practices: Compliant Connections Modeling Practices: Run-time Functions Debugging Tips WORKSHOPS 1) Suspension – Steering System II 2) Cam – Rocker – Valve 3) Target Practice 4) Section Mechanism 3|P a g e .adm) File. Curve Constraints. Automated Contact Forces. Stand-Alone Adams/Solver. Formulation of the Equations of Motion. Debug/Eprint (Dynamics) WORKSHOPS 1) 2) 3) 4) Hatchback I Hatchback II Hatchback III Hatchback IV Day 5: TOPIC Sensors and Design Variables Splines and Constraints Multi-Component Forces and Design Studies Recommended Practices Footer CONTENT Sensors. Flexible Parts – Adams/Auto Flex Multi-Component Forces. Design Variables Splines from Traces. Example: 2D Pendulum. Solver Compatibility. Example of Adams/Solver Dataset (. Files in Adams/Solver. Phases of Solution.