The most comprehensive mechatronics system simulation solution for engineering innovation
The World is Evolving…
The global race for innovation in all industries is leading to immense competition. We can see drstic changes on how products are being developed. Product architecture is transforming from primarily mechanical devices to smart systems converging mechanical, electrical, controls and other capabilities. With environmental concerns and depleting energy resources; new technologies should be adopted to make systems greener and consume less energy.
Companies should be able to manage products involve of system of systems like drones, self-driving cars and other autonomous machines. At the same time products should be safe, comfortable, robust, efficient and attractive to have competitive edge in market. This demands companies to optimize performance of not just individual components, but the overall behaviour of these complex systems. To maintain competitive edge, companies must have to balance all these challenges within compressed timelines to develop, test and launch these products in the market. The traditional methods is not adequate to meet these targets.
Amesim, formerly LMS Imagine, is the most popular 1D system simulation platform to model, analysis and predict the behavior of mechatronics systems . Simcenter Amesim enable the system designers to build an accurate Digital twin of systems which allows them to virtually assess and optimize performance of Multidomain, Multiphysics systems. It can be effectively used for entire product development cycle from preliminary design until final performance validation and controls calibration as well as Hardware in loop for testing or simulators.
Why Simcenter Amesim?
Intuitive and easy to learn user interface and component libraries based on ISO symbols. Extensive industry and application-specific sample systems and documentation in automotive, aerospace, industrial machinery, heavy equipment, energy, and marine to start with. Advanced pre and post-processing tools like Animation, live dashboards, etc. allow us to gain in-depth insight into your systems.
The unique capability of Simcenter Amesim which enables user to model their industry specific hydraulic and pneumatic components like valves, actuators etc. Dedicated apps are available for components like gear pump, vane pump, swash plate pump etc. which help in easy parametrization of components from 3D CAD model available. Many 3D apps available to visualize and model components
Multiphysics off the shelf libraries developed and validated in collaboration with industries with more than 6500 across 48 disciplines to accurately model the behavioral digital twin of any systems.
The software also has dedicated libraries for industry-specific applications like air conditioning, automotive transmission, liquid propulsion, fuel cells, etc. Control system library in Simcenter Amesim helps in the design and validation of complex control system logics.
Optimizing design in a system’s early development stages helps to reduce more expensive modifications at later stages of design. Optimization and design exploration capabilities of Simcenter Amesim enable you to evaluate 100s of design configurations fast and easy. Simulator scripting helps automate a large part of your simulation activities thus boosting productivity.
An open and powerful platform is at the core of Simcenter Amesim software. Advanced pre and post-processing tools like Animation, live dashboards, etc. allow you to gain in-depth information regarding your systems.
Linear analysis helps in determining the natural frequencies and modal shapes of the system. Can customize model processing and analysis using easy-to-configure apps.
Simcenter Amesim ensures its easy integration into your enterprise process. You can easily couple the software with major computer-aided engineering (CAE), computer-aided design (CAD) and controls software packages, interoperate it with the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI), Modelica® and connect it with other Simcenter solutions, Teamcenter and Excel.
The Simcenter Amesim™ software Real-Time Simulation enables the export of an Simcenter Amesim model to a real-time (RT) environment such as dSPACE or xPC for use in Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) simulation. HiL can be described as having the physical part of a system (for instance, part of a vehicle) as a simulation while the electronic control unit (ECU) is represented by either a production ECU or a prototype ECU. This will make it possible to test the ECU before installing it into a vehicle, this helps to eliminate bugs in the ECU in early stages of the development.
Simcenter Amesim models can be converted to reduced order models which can be used in Realtime systems.
Design, validate and integrate all the subsystems of conventional/hybrid, or electric vehicle on a single platform
Meeting strict emissions regulations and financial constraints while ensuring a high level of vehicle performance and comfort always become a challenge to automobile manufacturers. It involves adoption of new engineering processes and technologies that considers the complete vehicle. Simcenter Amesim helps in striking best tradeoff in this context. It supports early design phases by allowing us to create simulation models for studying range and performance of vehicle. It also enables us to create advanced vehicle energy management models, including predictive dynamic modeling of the engine combustion, powertrain, battery, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and all associated thermal management systems.
Simcenter Amesim helps you to win the electrification race by providing the appropriate tools to embrace this technology evolution. To manage the complexity that comes with introducing a new energy source into the vehicle, Simcenter Amesim offers state-of-the-art multilevel modeling for all critical subsystems, such as internal combustion engine, electric machine, battery and transmission.
Simcenter Amesim solution overview:
- Fuel Economy and Energy management.
- Drivability and NVH.
- Control development and Integration.
- Autonomous Driving and ADAS.
- Artificial Intelligence.
Create a digital twin of all the subsystems of aircraft, integrate and validate them using unique 'virtual integrated aircraft approach
Airworthiness certification for aircraft is biggest challenge for aeronautical industry due to stringent regulations. The fierce competition among competitors for making air travel cheaper is forcing aircraft industries to constantly innovate to develop more fuel efficient aircrafts . So, this process involves multiple design modifications and physical testing which demands more time and capital. Aerospace industry need to innovate rapidly to deliver new designs with greater confidence and increase the efficiency of aircraft programs. Companies need to address the complexity of aircraft systems, taking into account system interactions from early design phases.
Simcenter Amesim help you optimize critical performance and reduce physical testing and enables the virtual integrated aircraft (VIA) approach to support your model-based systems engineering, modeling and simulation, verification and validation processes.
To enable the VIA approach, Simcenter Amesim helps you rapidly build full scale digital replicas of aircraft systems.
- Environmental control systems
- Aircraft Fuel systems
- Aircraft Electrical systems
- Aircraft Flight dynamics
- Aircraft engine and equipment
- Landing systems of aircraft.
- Hydraulic systems.
Boost productivity and efficiency of your machines by creating its digital twin on Simcenter Amesim Multiphysics platform
Developing industrial machines for packaging, bottle filling, metal forming and textiles requires an optimal balance between various attributes:
- Productivity while reducing production costs.
- Accuracy while limiting the reject rate.
- Reliability while maximizing production time.
- Efficiency while reducing energy costs and complying with environmental regulations.
As a consequence, industrial equipment companies have to size multiphysical systems, including hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical, mechanical and thermal, to increase production speed without compromising on the quality of the output. In this context Simcenter Amesim provides you with a set of capabilities.
Boost machine productivity by performing multiphysical systems sizing
- Deliver accuracy and reliability through the simulation of transient behavior .
- Reduce commissioning time by validating and calibrating programmable logic controller (PLC) programs using a model of the machine
- Improve energy efficiency by finding the sources of energy losses.
- Balance energy consumption, productivity and vibration in different operating conditions.
With Simcenter Amesim, you can simulate various technologies of actuators (hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical) coupled with mechanical moving parts, as well as simulate various architecture layouts and component dimensions in order to achieve the best balance between productivity and energy efficiency. The software helps you to do study the dynamics of the system to prevent any vibrations or other disturbances to avoid risks of premature wear
Due to high market demand and stringent regulations, heavy equipment must perform better in terms of reducing pollutant emissions, machine work output, total cost of ownership (TCO) and operator working conditions. In this context, heavy equipment OEMs must embrace innovation to maintain their market share by providing reliable, comfortable and safe machines. System simulation has become a cornerstone of virtual machine design from early development stages. Simcenter Amesim possesses a set of powerful capabilities that allow you to address the complexity of intelligent heavy equipment systems and solution helps you
- Accurately predict fuel consumption
- Analyze the impact of design options and control strategies
- Recover energy lost during machine operations
- Virtually evaluate the potential of a waste heat recovery system
With Simcenter Amesim, you are ready for shift to electrification. It helps you easily assess and optimize hybrid architectures early in the design cycle, improve machine energy management and maximize autonomy. It not only helps you to tackle vehicle integration systems but also helps to do independent study on systems like
- Power train systems
- Vehicle thermal systems
- Vehicle system dynamics
- Electrical systems
- Mobile hydraulic systems
Make ships more efficient and environmental friendly by optimizing and upgrading power train to hybrid architecture
System simulation offers the marine industry an efficient solution to cut operational costs as well as carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions while reducing the cost and risk of innovation. It offers naval architects the ability to rapidly predict vessel performance across a complete set of operating and maneuvering conditions. Simcenter Amesim lets shipbuilders virtually predict the dynamic performance of smart systems early in the development process. The software gives you the ability to study all engine subsystems such as
- Air path.
- Fuel injection.
- Emission reduction.
Simcenter Amesim helps optimize the hydrodynamic performance of your ship propulsion system by simulating multiple powertrain configurations, such as conventional, hybrid or electric battery under different scenarios. You can integrate your engine model and controls into the full ship architecture to estimate fuel consumption and NOx emissions for different load cases.
Oil and Gas: With increased demand for energy sources, the challenge facing the oil and gas industry is drilling further and deeper while making systems safer and more durable. Simcenter Amesim offers a broad range of components to virtually design and test subsea controls, emergency safety and drilling systems. Using Simcenter Amesim, you can evaluate start-up behavior of high-pressure unit pumps, accumulator filling time, umbilical pressurization time and gate valve dynamics.
Gas Turbines: Simcenter Amesim comes with a unique library of components that allow you to model any power generation gas turbine cycle. The solution provides you with the capabilities to optimize co-generation, fuel and lubrication systems, and assess the impact of combustion and the thermodynamic cycle on pollutant emissions. You can also evaluate the effect of control strategies on the overall gas turbine performance and efficiency during transient operations while considering start-up and shutdown.
Green Power: With growing scarcity of conventional power resources and global warming, there is great push for alternative power resources which are more greener and renewable. Simcenter Amesim supports renewable energy production by helping manufacturers optimize wind turbines. The solution enables you to analyze the coupling between mechanical subsystems like the turbine blades and gearbox on one hand, and the electrical generator and the power grid on the other. It allows you to Compare the use of a synchronous machine or induction machine, Compare the use of a mechanical reducer or machine with a high number of pole pairs, Optimize energy management and to Detect potential failures.