Adams is a motion simulation solution for analyzing the complex behavior of mechanical assemblies. Adams allows you test virtual prototypes and optimize designs for performance, safety, and comfort, without having to build and test numerous physical prototypes.
Several modules that are part of Adams can be used to accomplish specialized tasks and achieve better fidelity of results. For example, Adams/Flex can be used to examine the impact of flexible parts on the mechanism and Adams/Controls can be used to model control systems such as hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics and more. Adams also offers a range of modules tailored to industry specific applications. Several CAD interface modules allow you to explore the motion of CAD designs without having to leave a familiar CAD interface or transfer data into Adams.
In Fedem, a non-linear structural dynamics approach is utilized in order to simultaneously solve structural deformations and 3D motion dynamics in the time domain. The mechanical assembly to be simulated is comprised of parts, each represented by a linear elastic finite element model and coupled together with linear or non-linear joints. After a DOF reduction of each part based on a dynamic superelement formulation, the system equations are assembled and solved with respect to finite element degrees of freedom. Fedem utilizes its own element formulations and its proprietary solver to perform the model solution.
Program package "Universal Mechanism" is intended for simulation of kinematics and dynamics of planar and spatial mechanical systems.
Universal Mechanism has an advanced postprocessor, which includes linear analysis, statistics, multivariant calculation and optimization, and export of results.
Universal Mechanism includes kernel and number of additional task-oriented modules: UM Automotive, UM Railway, UM Train, UM CAD Interfaces, UM FEM, UM Durability, UM Experiments, UM Contol and others.