Engine Dynamics

A four-stroke engine was analyzed in depth by means of a detailed Multibody Dynamics (MBD) simulation

A four-stroke engine was analyzed in depth by means of a detailed Multibody Dynamics (MBD) simulation.

The real components of the engine (including the engine block, piston, rod and crankshaft) were imported as flexible bodies and assembled.

Efficient contact technology allowed realistic simulation of the kinematic joints with clearance between the coupled parts. A detailed representation of the experimental engine loads completed the engine model.

This type of highly-defined model provides valuable outputs: the contact analysis provides detailed information about the pressure and friction between the parts, which is useful for estimating wear. Joint clearances and the flexibility of bodies permits the precise detection of excessive part deformations and stresses, or of unwanted system vibrations. In addition, special-purpose components (eg. elastohydrodynamic (EHD) bearings) can be easily modeled using RecurDyn’s feature package that is dedicated to engine and powertrain simulation.

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RecurDyn is a superior Multibody Dynamics solution with exceptional contact technology and powerful solver for large scale multibody models with multiple contacts and flexible bodies.

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Powering the next generation of off-highway suspension design

Design process integration of an independent suspension axle for off-highway vehicles

This study presents the work undertaken by Dana Incorporated to develop a new independent suspension axle for an off-highway vehicle (OHV). This multi-disciplinary simulation activity combines improvements to the kinematic and dynamic performance of the suspension while also examining the constraints of the mechanical design and the hydraulic system, as well as the cost of the suspension.

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