The virtual proving ground, used in the dynamic simulation process, provides a 3D representation of the durability and ride comfort surfaces from HORIBA MIRA’s world class proving ground in a format directly compatible with MSC Adams Car.
Available as a plug in into the existing MSC Adams software, the world’s most widely used Multibody Dynamics (MBD) software, the virtual proving ground enables customers to efficiently test development-stage vehicles in a simulated environment.
The primary function of the virtual proving ground is the ability to generate ‘virtual’ road load data (RLD) for the use in durability and ride comfort analysis of multiple vehicle systems. Among others such an analysis allows the study of a component to establish whether it will suffer from fatigue failure during its life, knowing the components geometry, material and loading.
The use of virtual road load data saves considerable time and resource and improves simulation accuracy at the early stages of the vehicle development process. It ensures that load cases are generated from road surfaces that will later be used for the validation of physical prototypes, rather than using library RLD from other platforms or ‘man-made’ events in the simulation environment.