SIMPACK

SIMPACK is a general Multi-Body Simulation Software which enables analysts and engineers to simulate the non-linear motion of any mechanical or mechatronic systems.

SIMPACK GmbH is solely responsible for the development of SIMPACK, a leading multi-body simulation (MBS) software.

SIMPACK is a general purpose Multi-Body Simulation (MBS) software used for the dynamic analysis of any mechanical or mechatronic system. It enables engineers to generate and solve virtual 3D models in order to predict and visualize motion, coupling forces and stresses.

From initial concept designs, through to production and redesigns, SIMPACK is used to help engineers fully comprehend and optimize systems, vastly reduce the need for physical prototyping, reduce time-to-market and to improve product quality and lifespan. In essence SIMPACK enables manufacturers to gain a competitive edge by offering the ability create high quality products in a time and materially efficient manner thus reducing overall costs in design, production and maintenance.

SIMPACK can be applied to any branch of mechanical engineering, but is used primarily within the following industry sectors:

  • Aerospace
    • Simulation of any aeronautical design
    • Open and closed loop systems
    • Resonance analysis
    • Stochastic and transient response
    • Geometric and material modification
    • Lift-off and touch down analyses
    • Payload separations
    • Solar panel deployment, robotics, etc.
    • Simulation of any aeronautical design
    • Open and closed loop systems
    • Resonance analysis
    • Stochastic and transient response
    • Geometric and material modification
    • Lift-off and touch down analyses
    • Payload separations
    • Solar panel deployment, robotics, etc.
  • Automotive
    • Unlimited modeling flexibility
    • Extreme non-linear system behavior
    • Analyses in the frequency and time domain
    • Fully parameterized highly detailed automotive database for all typical suspension/driveline types available
    • Scalable detail and complexity
    • Batch jobs and automatic report generation
    • Interfaces to third party software
  • Drivetrain
    • Simulation of any design
    • Extreme non-linear system behavior, e.g. emergency braking
    • Acoustic analyses in the frequency and time domain
    • Detailed Gear Pair and bearing elements
    • Numerous possible levels of fidelity
    • Complete system behaviour
    • Batch jobs
    • Automatic analysis reports
    • Drivetrain specific elements
    • Importation of flexible bodies from common FEM codes
  • Engine
    • Pre-defined and fully parameterized database models of all common engine types
    • Scalable level of model detail and complexity
    • Substructure technique
    • Re-use of verified components in SIMPACK
    • Complete system simulations
    • Extreme non-linear system behavior
    • Unlimited modeling flexibility
    • Reasonable computation times due to SIMPACK specialized solvers and relative coordinate algorithm
    • Batch jobs
    • Interfaces to third party software
  • HiL/SiL
    • Unmatched model detail for real-time applications
    • Seamless process; from complex MBS offline analysis to real-time applications
    • Common databases and models for detailed MBS analyses and HiL/SiL applications
    • Flexible bodies from FEM codes or SIMPACK
    • Considerable acceleration of simulation time
    • Easy model modification with the SIMPACK model editor
  • Power Transmission
  • Railway
    • Unlimited flexibility
    • Easy assembly of multi-car trains from submodels
    • Powerful track editor
    • Each wheel treated independently
    • Scalable detail and complexity
    • Batch jobs Automatic analysis reports
    • Curving, rail-to-wheel forces
    • Switches and crossing design
    • Driveline and braking
  • Wind Energy
    • Load calculations
    • Extreme non-linear system behavior, e.g. emergency
      braking, voltage dip, wind gust
    • Interfaces to aerodynamic codes, e.g. from NREL and ECN
    • Scalable detail and complexity
    • Available wind turbine models with highly detailed drivetrains
    • Flexible rotorblade generator
    • Automatic analysis reports
    • Batch jobs

SIMPACK is the market leader for simulating transient non-linear system behavior with flexible bodies, even up into the acoustic range. Diversity and good connectivity to various control, hydraulic and FE software enable SIMPACK to be easily integrated into any manufacturer’s already-established development processes.

All SIMPACK features are 100% compatible. Therefore new software developments for one particular engineering field benefit all SIMPACK users regardless of the application area.

For further information, videos and downloads please visit www.SIMPACK.com.