Mechanical Simulation acquires SuspensionSim


Automotive Testing Expo Korea exhibitor Mechanical Simulation, has purchased SuspensionSim from Knable & Associates, Inc. The package enables analysis and evaluation of critical suspension designs, and allows easy export of suspension data to CarSim and TruckSim.

SuspensionSim analyzes suspension systems for their kinematic and compliance qualities. The graphical user interface and engineering layout allow for simple and quick model building and change evaluation. A variety of suspension templates provides a jump start in building user-defined models. The entire program is PC-based; files created in SuspensionSim can be directly imported by CarSim or TruckSim for further analysis of vehicle dynamic behavior.

Terry Rhoades, president at Mechanical Simulation, said, “SuspensionSim gives engineers the capability to model almost any suspension system in a setting that rivals most testing facilities, and is a great alternative when suspension test data is unavailable,” He continued, “Then results can be imported directly into CarSim or TruckSim for immediate analysis of the suspension’s influence on vehicle dynamics. It’s an easy-to-use program that’s completely compatible with our simulation software.”

Rhoades added, “SuspensionSim has evolved over many years, with model validation through intensive usage and testing by some of the world’s largest vehicle manufacturers. We have always been impressed that there is a natural synergy between SuspensionSim, CarSim, and TruckSim that allows our customers to build more complete tool chains, creating a cost effective PC-based, simulation and analysis environment.”

Find out more on stand 2009 at Automotive Testing Expo Korea, 18th-20th March 2013.

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