The Use of Multibody Systems in Vehicle Modelling Simulation

Mike Blundell, A. Boulos

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This Section looks at the use of industry standard multibody systems software for the modelling and simulation of vehicle dynamics. The MSC.ADAMS software is discussed as an example to demonstrate the principle modelling features used with a multibody systems approach. The modelling of rigid and flexible bodies is covered and attention is also given to the modelling of tracked vehicles, typical of those that are deployed to operate in severe environments. The modelling of tires is introduced but a more comprehensive treatment of this subject is provided in Chapter 9.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Autonomous Vehicle Design for Severe Environments
EditorsVladimir V. Vantsevich, Mike V. Blundell
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-161499575-3, 978-161499576-0
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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  • Modelling suspension systems
  • Multibody systems
  • Tracked vehicles


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