Adams Machinery is a powerful plug-in for Adams View that allows the user to evaluate complex mechanical drive systems that can include any or all of the following components:
For more information on these various components please visit MSC Software's Adams Machinery page.
With Adams you are not restricted to modelling only rigid body mechanisms. Now Adams allows you to incorporate flexible bodies in order to improve the accuracy of your model.
These parts can be modeled as flexible parts using Adams Flex, where you can import the modal results from your preferred FEA package. Or you can transform your rigid part inside Adams to a flexible part using ViewFlex, without the need for an external FEA package.
For beam-like structures the FE Part module allows you to create non-linear flexible bodies that allows for geometric non-linearity and large deformations.
MaxFlex is a module that allows for both geometric and material non-linearity in Adams.
For more information on Flexible Bodies in Adams please visit the MSC Software's Flexible Multibody Systems page.
Adams Car builds upon Adams View as a vertical plug-in that allows you to quickly and easily build vehicle subsystems and complete vehicles. these can then be evaluated as they would in a laboratory or on the road.
Whether you are interested in the layout of a steering system, the effectiveness of a modification on a suspension design or even if you want to design a vehicle from the ground up Adams Car is the package that will assist you.
For more information on Adams Car, please visit MSC Software's Adams Car page.