Accession Number:

ADA570181

Title:

Development of New Generation of Multibody System Computer Codes

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper preprint

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT CHICAGO DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2012-11-02

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Multibody system MBS computer codes currently being used are based on three-decade old technology that is failing to respond to new modeling challenges. Modern and complex ground vehicle models, for example, include significant details that cannot be captured using existing MBS software technology. This paper discusses a new Department of Defense DoD initiative focused on the development of new generation of MBS computer codes that have capabilities and features that are not provided by existing MBS software technology. New applications require accurate continuum mechanics based vehiclesoil interaction models, belt and chain drive models, efficient and accurate continuum based tire models, cable models used in rescue missions, models that accurately capture large deformations due to thermal and excessive loads, more accurate bio-mechanics models for ligaments, muscles, and soft tissues LMST, etc. Addressing these modeling and virtual prototyping challenges is necessary in order for industries and federal laboratories to have a new generation of MBS software that will serve their mission. The development of such a new software technology will require a successful integration of computational geometry CG, FE, and MBS algorithms. A fundamentally different FE approach is required for the new integration of CG, large displacement FE, and MBS algorithm. This will be accomplished in the DoD initiative using the nonlinear FE absolute nodal coordinate formulation ANCF that has many desirable features. This paper discusses the feasibility of developing such a new software technology that is required for accurate virtual prototyping of vehicles, machines, and equipment.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE