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SIMPACK Automotive
Suspension Design
Virtual Component Test Rigs
Handling and Driving Dynamics
Powertrain and Driveline
Ride, Noise/Vibration/Harshness (NVH) and Durability
Software-in-the-Loop (SIL)
Real-time Applications/Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL)
Specialised Multibody Simulation (MBS) Modelling
Elements
MBS Data Handling
SIMPACK Engine
SIMPACK Interfaces
Customers working with SIMPACK Automotive
SIMPACK Compatibility
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SIMPACK Automotive
The SIMPACK Automotive product family is
used for the dynamic analysis, prediction and
optimisation of all automotive mechanical
and mechatronic components and vehicles.
SIMPACK’s ability to simulate high-frequency
vibration and harsh shock contact, in both the
frequency and time domain, makes SIMPACK
Automotive the number one choice of leading
automobile manufacturers for ride and comfort
analyses. Due to SIMPACK’s powerful solver
and use of relative kinematics, extremely fast
and accurate calculations can be carried out,
from low frequency dynamic handling all the
way up to high frequency durability studies.
SIMPACK also has an optimum connectivity
to control software and can even export entire
models as code for SIL and HIL applications.
The versatility and range of analyses with
SIMPACK Automotive are virtually limitless,
which translates directly to a huge potential
for reducing development costs. Consequently,
an ever-increasing number of automotive
manufacturers and component suppliers are
turning to SIMPACK Automotive as their
preferred choice for multibody simulation.
The versatility and range of analyses
with SIMPACK Automotive are virtually
limitless.
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Acoustics

(e.g.
Brakes, Hydraulics)
Plastic Deformation, Abuse, Crash
Dynamic Loads, Durability
Comfort, NVH

(e.g.
Steering, Exhaust
System)
Secondary Ride
(e.g. Oscillations
of Engine,
Transmission,
Driveline,
Subframes)
Primary Ride

(e.g.
Oscillations of
Suspensions)
Handling,
HIL, SIL
(e.g.
Global Chassis
Movement)
Quasi-
Statics
(e.g.
Suspension
Kin. and
Elastokin.)
Amplitude
Vehicle
Oscillations
Frequency low
small
high
large
SIMPACK Automotive Application Areas
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Suspension Design
– Single sided contacts (bump stops)
– Friction, stick-slip and hysteresis effects
– Non-linear, frequency dependent
bushings
– Flexible components (leaf springs,
twist beam suspension, fexible damper
rods, etc.)
– User specifc routines
A SIMPACK user can always further
enhance standard models with more
detailed modelling and specialised
elements.
Using predefned templates of parameterised
standard suspensions enables users to quickly
and easily achieve standard single suspen-
sion analysis results, for both kinematics and
elastokinematics. Not only can quasi-static
characteristics like camber, toe, etc. be calcu-
lated during jounce/rebound and steering, but
also additional results like natural frequencies,
mode shapes, transfer function, etc. Standard
models can always be further enhanced with
more detailed modelling and specialised ele-
ments like:
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Due to SIMPACK‘s transparent and simple
modelling structure, any type of single auto-
motive component and virtual test rig can be
set up by the user. Easy comparison and
validation (using virtual test rigs with real mea-
surements), enables users to carry out further
optimisation, with confdence, on well verifed
virtual components. With SIMPACK substruc-
ture techniques, these verifed components can
easily be used within more complex complete
system models, without additional modelling
and verifcation effort. Application examples of
general automotive components within virtual
test rigs include:
Virtual Component Test Rigs
All components and vehicles can be easily
investigated in SIMPACK using virtual
test rigs.
Seat Rail Vertical
– Oil pump velocity sweep
– Chassis mechanisms
– Steering shimmy test rig
– Single suspension transfer function
– Engine bearing test rig
– Exhaust system transfer function
– Truck cabin excitation test rig
– Driveline roller test rig
– Hydropulse test rig
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Handling and Driving Dynamics
Complete vehicle models are set up very ef-
fectively, effciently and clearly using SIMPACK
Autmotive predefned and parameterised com-
ponent models. With substructure techniques
all components can be exchanged easily with
user defned components in order to refne the
level of model detail. Standard open and closed
loop handling and driving dynamic simula-
tion scenario defnitions (e.g. constant radius
cornering, lane change, sinusodial steering,
braking while cornering) are also available with
predefned substructures.
Various vehicle confgurations and
manoeuvres may be easily set up in
SIMPACK for the simulation of handling
and driving dynamics.
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In order to adapt complete vehicle models and
associated simulation scenarios many SIMPACK
Automotive specifc modelling elements are
available:
– Various tire models
– Tire characteristic test plots
– Track (road) defnition
– Curve superelevations
– Road height plan
– Single obstacles
– Deterministic road irregularities
– Longitudinal and lateral vehicle
controller (driver model)
Result Comparison of Driving Dynamics Manoeuvres
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Powertrain and Driveline
SIMPACK Automotive offers a detailed library
of specialised powertrain and driveline com-
ponents. Therefore, complete, detailed vehicle
models can be set up in order to study the
complex 3D behaviour during engine-power-
train-driveline-vehicle interactions.
All associated modelling components are com-
patible and communicate with the SIMPACK
time domain solver in order to optimise solver
stability, accuracy and performance for such
complete and complex full vehicle models.
SIMPACK Powertrain and Driveline component
examples are:
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– Kinematic and elastic gear boxes with
non-linear stiffness and clearance
(manual gear box, planetary gearbox,
differential gearbox)
– Detailed gear wheel force element with
position dependent stiffness (parameter
excitation)
– Gear shift during simulation
– Gear wheel synchroniser element with
contacts and friction
– Universal and constant velocity joints
– Flexible driveline shafts
– Engine torque or gas force based drive-
line excitations
– Driveline roller test rigs
For powertrain and driveline components,
SIMPACK offers a comprehensive element
library and extensive functionalities.
Pull Away and Gear Shift
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Ride, NVH and Durability
SIMPACK’s solver is not only ideal for handling
high frequency analyses (even into the acoustic
range) but also for investigations involving
extreme non-linear manoeuvres and harsh
shock contact, such as “idiot-starts” (sudden
clutch release), curb strikes, bridge jumping,
etc. With the additional SIMPACK NVH (Noise/
Vibration/Harshness) module, users may also
beneft from the powerful, time saving, linear
system analysis. Because SIMPACK enables easy
comparisons between linear and non-linear
methods, a user can always be assured of the
suitability of the chosen method.
Extreme non-linear manoeuvres and harsh
shock contact such as “idiot start“ and
bridge jumps are easily simulated using
SIMPACK‘s reliable solver.
Correspondence of Measured Data
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SIMPACK also enables fatigue life predictions
of virtual prototypes. The fexible components
may either be investigated as part of an entire
complex vehicle model or individually analysed
using virtual test rigs. Because the methods
using SIMPACK incorporate both the modal
coordinates and the time dependent reaction
forces, dynamic loading is also considered.
Using SIMPACK as the basis for durability
analysis (as opposed to a transient FE-analysis)
can save vast amounts of computation time
and resources.
Validation of Simulation Model
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Software-in-the-Loop (SIL)
A standard Inter Process Communication (IPC)
coupling enables SIMPACK users to easily
interface their models with other CAE soft-
ware or their own software code for advanced
mechatronic investigations. In addition to co-
simulation with MATLAB/Simulink
®
, users may
also take advantage of the MATLAB Real-Time
Workshop
®
and export entire parameterised
Simulink
®
models directly into SIMPACK. The
reverse approach may also be employed (de-
pending on the software emphasis) with entire
parameterised SIMPACK models exported as
S-functions directly into Simulink
®
or any other
simulation environment.
Several methods of interfacing SIMPACK
to external programs enable users to
defne “best practice“ processes for SIL
applications.
Complex Car Model in SIL Environment
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Code Export enables SIMPACK models to be
exported to external platforms for SIL, MIL
(Man-in-the-Loop) and HIL (Hardware-in-the-
Loop) applications. Complex models created
for dynamic, ride and durability investigations
can also be used as the basis for real-time
applications. Therefore new SIMPACK elements
and methods have been specifcally developed
for real-time applications in order to achieve
the required computation speeds.
SIMPACK offers the unique approach to use
one common data source in order to para-
meterise offine and online (real-time) MBS
models simultaneously. This saves vast amounts
of modelling and verifcation time.
Real-time Applications (MIL, HIL)
Entire parameterised SIMPACK models can
be exported as code for MIL/HIL use.
Driving Simulator – Courtesy of DaimlerChrysler AG
Complex Truck Model in HIL Environment
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– Physical parameter based frequency and
amplitude dependent force (bushing)
elements
– Measurement based (transfer function)
force element description
– Stick Slip friction force elements
– High frequency comfort and durability
tire force elements
– Detailed air spring models
– Beam based leaf springs with contact
and friction
– User routines
Specialised MBS Modelling Elements
An extensive range of modelling elements
in SIMPACK enables high-end simulation.
In order to simulate high-end 3D MBS models
(with frequency and amplitude dependent
behaviours for example) numerous specialised
MBS modelling elements are available within
the SIMPACK Automotive product family.
These include:
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SIMPACK offers a data handling concept which
enables the user to organise and store MBS
model data in hierarchical, structured database
directories. By using model parameterisation
and substructures a clear separation of struc-
ture and parameterised data can be achieved.
In this way redundant data can be avoided and
development levels will be stored in terms of
associated parameter sets.
Whether carrying out analyses with highly
detailed models for ride investigations, or with
less complex models for HIL or SIL simulations,
common databases may be used.
MBS Data Handling
Model variants may be easily generated
and investigated by using the SIMPACK
database structure.
ModcI Databasc
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SIMPACK Engine
The SIMPACK Engine product suite may
also be easily used together with SIMPACK
Automotive.
SIMPACK Engine includes modelling elements
specifcally implemented for detailed engine
simulations covering single component analysis
to complete dynamically coupled engine
investigations. All engine components rang-
ing from valve trains (dynamic valve springs,
elastic contacts, etc.) and timing mechanisms
(chain, gearwheels, etc.) to crank trains (fexible
SIMPACK Automotive functionalities may
be further enhanced by SIMPACK Engine
which enables the simulation of complete
coupled engines.
crank shafts, hydro-dynamic bearing, etc.) may
be easily incorporated. The use of SIMPACK
parameterisation and substructures enables
effcient and secure model creation. Due to
SIMPACK‘s common database structure and
modelling elements all SIMPACK models, e.g.
Automotive or Engine models, are completely
compatible and therefore may be easily inter-
connected and exchanged.
For more detailed information please refer to
the SIMPACK Engine brochure.

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SIMPACK Crank Train SIMPACK Valve Train SIMPACK Chain Drive SIMPACK Engine
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Hydraulic
FEA
SIMPACK’s versatility and excellent interfaces
enable users to combine the core competence
of different software tools for optimum usage.
The strong interfaces also enable SIMPACK to
be easily integrated into a company‘s already
established and proven development processes.
SIMPACK Interfaces
SIMPACK interfaces to CAD, FEA, durabil-
ity, control and hydraulic programs further
increase the range of SIMPACK‘s applica-
tion areas.
SIMPACK Interfaces to:
CAD, FEA, Durability, Control, Hydraulic, etc.
Durability
CAD
Control
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Customers working with SIMPACK Automotive
SIMPACK is now the world leading multibody
simulation software for commercial vehicles
and the number one choice of leading auto-
mobile manufacturers for ride and comfort
analyses.
“SIMPACK has enabled us to rapidly
enhance our dynamic simulation
capabilities with a level of versatility
which enables the use of fewer
core models. This, in turn, leads to
a more effcient design support
process and reduced response time
for track support tasks.“
Richard Frith, Midland F1 Racing Ltd.,
United Kingdom
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“For almost ten years, SIMPACK has
been used at BMW Acoustics and
Vibrations Development. A modu-
larised database has been achieved,
which includes the whole range of
vehicles with all the different sub-
systems, e.g. engines, powertrains
and suspensions. The SIMPACK vehi-
cle model is part of the virtual car
process for design and evaluation of
vibration characteristics, such as ride
comfort, powertrain, chassis and
body vibrations.“

Andreas Raith, BMW Group,
Germany
“Over the past few years, SIMPACK
has become an important tool in
the development process of our
Mercedes-Benz vans and trucks.
With SIMPACK, we have the ability
to design vehicle models based on a
master model database for different
applications, for example for vehicle
driving dynamics, ride comfort, drive
train vibrations, durability, braking
system layout, and the layout of
active systems.“
Joachim Pressel, DaimlerChrysler
Commercial Vehicles Division,
Germany
“MAN has been using SIMPACK since
the very frst version. Since then
SIMPACK has matured into an indis-
pensable tool for handling, NVH,
active control, and durability investi-
gations of both trucks and buses.
We consider both INTEC‘s nearby
location and its outstanding com-
petence in simulation technology to
be invaluable for productive coopera-
tion.“

Thomas Ille, MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG,
Germany
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SIMPACK Compatibility
SIMPACK Automotive offers users the power
and versatility to carry out an almost infnite
range of analyses. Because all modules within
SIMPACK are 100% compatible, automotive
users can also beneft from SIMPACK develop-
ments originating out of other engineering
disciplines.
From mounting confgurations of single com-
ponents to entire mechatronic vehicle analyses,
from handling manoeuvres to high frequency
durability studies, from linear system analysis to
non-linear shock contact, from co-simulation
to hardware-in-the-loop, SIMPACK Automotive
offers the complete, harmonised solution.
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If you would like additional information or
brochures please contact us or visit our website
at www.simpack.com.
INTEC GmbH
Argelsrieder Feld 13
82234 Wessling
Germany
Tel. +49 8153 9288-0
Fax +49 8153 9288-11
intec@simpack.de
www.simpack.com

Content Page 04 06 07 08 10 12 14 15 16 SIMPACK Automotive Suspension Design Virtual Component Test Rigs Handling and Driving Dynamics Powertrain and Driveline Ride. Noise/Vibration/Harshness (NVH) and Durability Software-in-the-Loop (SIL) Real-time Applications/Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Specialised Multibody Simulation (MBS) Modelling Elements MBS Data Handling SIMPACK Engine SIMPACK Interfaces Customers working with SIMPACK Automotive SIMPACK Compatibility 17 18 19 20 22  .

The versatility and range of analyses with SIMPACK Automotive are virtually limitless. an ever-increasing number of automotive manufacturers and component suppliers are turning to SIMPACK Automotive as their preferred choice for multibody simulation. SIMPACK also has an optimum connectivity to control software and can even export entire models as code for SIL and HIL applications.  . from low frequency dynamic handling all the way up to high frequency durability studies. which translates directly to a huge potential for reducing development costs. Due to SIMPACK’s powerful solver and use of relative kinematics. in both the frequency and time domain. prediction and optimisation of all automotive mechanical and mechatronic components and vehicles. extremely fast and accurate calculations can be carried out. makes SIMPACK Automotive the number one choice of leading automobile manufacturers for ride and comfort analyses. Consequently. SIMPACK’s ability to simulate high-frequency vibration and harsh shock contact.SIMPACK Automotive The SIMPACK Automotive product family is used for the dynamic analysis. The versatility and range of analyses with SIMPACK Automotive are virtually limitless.

Global Chassis Movement) Primary Ride (e. Subframes) Comfort. HIL. Durability small Vehicle Oscillations QuasiStatics (e. Oscillations of Suspensions) Secondary Ride (e. Hydraulics) low high Frequency  .g.g.SIMPACK Automotive Application Areas Plastic Deformation. and Elastokin. Driveline.) Handling. Exhaust System) Acoustics (e.g.g.g. Transmission. Crash Amplitude large Dynamic Loads. Brakes. Oscillations of Engine. NVH (e. SIL (e. Suspension Kin.g. Abuse. Steering.

etc. etc. twist beam suspension. but also additional results like natural frequencies. frequency dependent bushings – Flexible components (leaf springs. be calculated during jounce/rebound and steering. toe. flexible damper rods.  . etc. mode shapes. for both kinematics and elastokinematics. Not only can quasi-static characteristics like camber.) – User specific routines A SIMPACK user can always further enhance standard models with more detailed modelling and specialised elements. transfer function.Suspension Design Using predefined templates of parameterised standard suspensions enables users to quickly and easily achieve standard single suspension analysis results. stick-slip and hysteresis effects – Non-linear. Standard models can always be further enhanced with more detailed modelling and specialised elements like: – Single sided contacts (bump stops) – Friction.

Easy comparison and validation (using virtual test rigs with real measurements). any type of single automotive component and virtual test rig can be set up by the user. without additional modelling and verification effort. these verified components can easily be used within more complex complete system models. With SIMPACK substructure techniques. on well verified virtual components. Application examples of general automotive components within virtual test rigs include: – – – – – – – – – Oil pump velocity sweep Chassis mechanisms Steering shimmy test rig Single suspension transfer function Engine bearing test rig Exhaust system transfer function Truck cabin excitation test rig Driveline roller test rig Hydropulse test rig All components and vehicles can be easily investigated in SIMPACK using virtual test rigs. enables users to carry out further optimisation.Virtual Component Test Rigs Seat Rail Vertical Due to SIMPACK‘s transparent and simple modelling structure. with confidence.  .

braking while cornering) are also available with predefined substructures. Various vehicle configurations and manoeuvres may be easily set up in SIMPACK for the simulation of handling and driving dynamics. lane change. constant radius cornering. Standard open and closed loop handling and driving dynamic simulation scenario definitions (e.  . With substructure techniques all components can be exchanged easily with user defined components in order to refine the level of model detail. sinusodial steering. efficiently and clearly using SIMPACK Autmotive predefined and parameterised component models.Handling and Driving Dynamics Complete vehicle models are set up very effectively.g.

Result Comparison of Driving Dynamics Manoeuvres In order to adapt complete vehicle models and associated simulation scenarios many SIMPACK Automotive specific modelling elements are available: – – – – – – – – Various tire models Tire characteristic test plots Track (road) definition Curve superelevations Road height plan Single obstacles Deterministic road irregularities Longitudinal and lateral vehicle controller (driver model)  .

complete.Powertrain and Driveline SIMPACK Automotive offers a detailed library of specialised powertrain and driveline components. accuracy and performance for such complete and complex full vehicle models. All associated modelling components are compatible and communicate with the SIMPACK time domain solver in order to optimise solver stability. detailed vehicle models can be set up in order to study the complex 3D behaviour during engine-powertrain-driveline-vehicle interactions. Therefore. SIMPACK Powertrain and Driveline component examples are: 10 .

SIMPACK offers a comprehensive element library and extensive functionalities. differential gearbox) – Detailed gear wheel force element with position dependent stiffness (parameter excitation) – Gear shift during simulation – Gear wheel synchroniser element with contacts and friction – Universal and constant velocity joints – Flexible driveline shafts – Engine torque or gas force based driveline excitations – Driveline roller test rigs For powertrain and driveline components.Pull Away and Gear Shift – Kinematic and elastic gear boxes with non-linear stiffness and clearance (manual gear box. 11 . planetary gearbox.

12 . users may also benefit from the powerful. NVH and Durability Correspondence of Measured Data SIMPACK’s solver is not only ideal for handling high frequency analyses (even into the acoustic range) but also for investigations involving extreme non-linear manoeuvres and harsh shock contact. linear system analysis. Extreme non-linear manoeuvres and harsh shock contact such as “idiot start“ and bridge jumps are easily simulated using SIMPACK‘s reliable solver. etc. a user can always be assured of the suitability of the chosen method. bridge jumping. such as “idiot-starts” (sudden clutch release). Because SIMPACK enables easy comparisons between linear and non-linear methods. curb strikes.Ride. With the additional SIMPACK NVH (Noise/ Vibration/Harshness) module. time saving.

Because the methods using SIMPACK incorporate both the modal coordinates and the time dependent reaction forces. Validation of Simulation Model 1 .SIMPACK also enables fatigue life predictions of virtual prototypes. The flexible components may either be investigated as part of an entire complex vehicle model or individually analysed using virtual test rigs. dynamic loading is also considered. Using SIMPACK as the basis for durability analysis (as opposed to a transient FE-analysis) can save vast amounts of computation time and resources.

1 . users may also take advantage of the MATLAB Real-Time Workshop® and export entire parameterised Simulink® models directly into SIMPACK.Software-in-the-Loop (SIL) A standard Inter Process Communication (IPC) coupling enables SIMPACK users to easily interface their models with other CAE software or their own software code for advanced mechatronic investigations. Complex Car Model in SIL Environment Several methods of interfacing SIMPACK to external programs enable users to define “best practice“ processes for SIL applications. In addition to cosimulation with MATLAB/Simulink®. The reverse approach may also be employed (depending on the software emphasis) with entire parameterised SIMPACK models exported as S-functions directly into Simulink® or any other simulation environment.

This saves vast amounts of modelling and verification time. HIL) Code Export enables SIMPACK models to be exported to external platforms for SIL. ride and durability investigations can also be used as the basis for real-time applications. SIMPACK offers the unique approach to use one common data source in order to parameterise offline and online (real-time) MBS models simultaneously.Real-time Applications (MIL. Complex models created for dynamic. Complex Truck Model in HIL Environment Driving Simulator – Courtesy of DaimlerChrysler AG Entire parameterised SIMPACK models can be exported as code for MIL/HIL use. MIL (Man-in-the-Loop) and HIL (Hardware-in-theLoop) applications. 1 . Therefore new SIMPACK elements and methods have been specifically developed for real-time applications in order to achieve the required computation speeds.

1 .Specialised MBS Modelling Elements In order to simulate high-end 3D MBS models (with frequency and amplitude dependent behaviours for example) numerous specialised MBS modelling elements are available within the SIMPACK Automotive product family. These include: – Physical parameter based frequency and amplitude dependent force (bushing) elements – Measurement based (transfer function) force element description – Stick Slip friction force elements – High frequency comfort and durability tire force elements – Detailed air spring models – Beam based leaf springs with contact and friction – User routines An extensive range of modelling elements in SIMPACK enables high-end simulation.

or with less complex models for HIL or SIL simulations. structured database directories.MBS Data Handling SIMPACK offers a data handling concept which enables the user to organise and store MBS model data in hierarchical. common databases may be used. By using model parameterisation and substructures a clear separation of structure and parameterised data can be achieved. 1 . In this way redundant data can be avoided and development levels will be stored in terms of associated parameter sets. Model Database Model variants may be easily generated and investigated by using the SIMPACK database structure. Whether carrying out analyses with highly detailed models for ride investigations.

1 . etc. Due to SIMPACK‘s common database structure and modelling elements all SIMPACK models. The use of SIMPACK parameterisation and substructures enables efficient and secure model creation.SIMPACK Engine The SIMPACK Engine product suite may also be easily used together with SIMPACK Automotive.) and timing mechanisms (chain. For more detailed information please refer to the SIMPACK Engine brochure. hydro-dynamic bearing.g. SIMPACK Engine includes modelling elements specifically implemented for detailed engine simulations covering single component analysis to complete dynamically coupled engine investigations. gearwheels. Automotive or Engine models. SIMPACK Crank Train SIMPACK Valve Train SIMPACK Chain Drive SIMPACK Engine + + = SIMPACK Automotive functionalities may be further enhanced by SIMPACK Engine which enables the simulation of complete coupled engines. e. elastic contacts.) to crank trains (flexible crank shafts. All engine components ranging from valve trains (dynamic valve springs. etc. etc. are completely compatible and therefore may be easily interconnected and exchanged.) may be easily incorporated.

etc. Durability Control Hydraulic SIMPACK interfaces to CAD. FEA. Control. Durability.SIMPACK Interfaces SIMPACK’s versatility and excellent interfaces enable users to combine the core competence of different software tools for optimum usage. Hydraulic. 1 . control and hydraulic programs further increase the range of SIMPACK‘s application areas. The strong interfaces also enable SIMPACK to be easily integrated into a company‘s already established and proven development processes. FEA. CAD FEA SIMPACK Interfaces to: CAD. durability.

United Kingdom 20 .Customers working with SIMPACK Automotive SIMPACK is now the world leading multibody simulation software for commercial vehicles and the number one choice of leading automobile manufacturers for ride and comfort analyses.. leads to a more efficient design support process and reduced response time for track support tasks. Midland F1 Racing Ltd. “SIMPACK has enabled us to rapidly enhance our dynamic simulation capabilities with a level of versatility which enables the use of fewer core models.“ Richard Frith. This. in turn.

We consider both INTEC‘s nearby location and its outstanding competence in simulation technology to be invaluable for productive cooperation. braking system layout. The SIMPACK vehicle model is part of the virtual car process for design and evaluation of vibration characteristics. NVH. Germany “Over the past few years.“ Andreas Raith. A modularised database has been achieved. MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG. Germany 21 . SIMPACK has become an important tool in the development process of our Mercedes-Benz vans and trucks. we have the ability to design vehicle models based on a master model database for different applications. and the layout of active systems. such as ride comfort. With SIMPACK. Germany “MAN has been using SIMPACK since the very first version. for example for vehicle driving dynamics. powertrain. engines. SIMPACK has been used at BMW Acoustics and Vibrations Development. BMW Group. Since then SIMPACK has matured into an indispensable tool for handling. e.“ Joachim Pressel.“For almost ten years.“ Thomas Ille. drive train vibrations. chassis and body vibrations. which includes the whole range of vehicles with all the different subsystems. DaimlerChrysler Commercial Vehicles Division. powertrains and suspensions. and durability investigations of both trucks and buses. durability. ride comfort. active control.g.

from linear system analysis to non-linear shock contact. Because all modules within SIMPACK are 100% compatible. from handling manoeuvres to high frequency durability studies. 22 .SIMPACK Compatibility SIMPACK Automotive offers users the power and versatility to carry out an almost infinite range of analyses. From mounting configurations of single components to entire mechatronic vehicle analyses. harmonised solution. automotive users can also benefit from SIMPACK developments originating out of other engineering disciplines. from co-simulation to hardware-in-the-loop. SIMPACK Automotive offers the complete.

simpack.com. .If you would like additional information or brochures please contact us or visit our website at www.

de www.simpack. +49 8153 9288-0 Fax +49 8153 9288-11 intec@simpack.INTEC GmbH Argelsrieder Feld 13 82234 Wessling Germany Tel.com .