Construction machinery and equipment are mobile working machines of which exists a great variety, depending on the field of application. Those machines, such as excavators, wheel loaders, concrete mixer trucks, concrete pump systems, hoisting devices, cranes, compaction equipment, and tunneling equipment are “multi-domain” systems. Besides mechanical elements, those systems consist of hydraulic components as well as control units.
Mobile machines are designed in a way that they work precisely and safely even under rough environmental conditions and accelerated work cycles. Taking this into consideration, the analysis of unsteady processes and vibrations becomes increasingly important. Yet, such a complex analysis usually requires more than stress analyses, flow calculations or simulation of kinematics. Many phenomena originate from the interaction of sub systems with different physical backgrounds. Besides, in mobile working machines, most of the physical-technical relations are non-linear.
SimulationX provides the necessary potential for the comprehensive development of such systems. The multi-body mechanical library and the universally consistent, object-oriented modeling help to quickly and efficiently solve current tasks when designing construction machines.
Multi-domain dynamic modeling
of complex and nonlinear systems - Fields of Application
- Comprehensive approach for non-linear multi-domain simulation of hydraulic-mechanical machines
- Rapidly design components and drives – in isolation, or within the entire system
- Analysis of the dynamic behavior as well as of the behavior of drive and control units
- Validate controller functionality
- Prediction of machine behavior and tuning of machine functionality in its operating environment
- Determination of the expected load in normal operation mode as well as during break-down situations in early development stages
- Quick analysis of drive variants
- Analysis and optimization of movements and dynamic loads
- Model ropes of variable length, mass, and tensile stiffness
- Optimize crane characteristics in accordance with EN 13000 and EN 13001
- Easily integrate models into 3rd-party tools
Crane-specific modeling and analysis examples
- Dimensioning hoist and drive components as well as controllers in regard to dynamics
- Verifying stability for various loads and maneuvers
- Calculating dynamic loads during deceleration, emergency shutdown, disastrous situations, or ground contact
- Raising and lowering the crane
- Determining tilt angles when luffing