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Making Your Real-Time Simulations Real – How Modeling Mechanical Behaviors Improves System Modeling

This webinar will provide participants with an understanding of how including mechanical system behaviors in their real-time system simulations provides better answers without sacrificing real time response.

Originally presented: December 12, 2018
Duration: 1 hour
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As virtually all mechanical systems move to a more mechatronic design, real-time simulation of mechatronic systems has been widely used to define relevant parameters, tune responses and define control theory. However, using these within a hardware/software/human-in-the -loop system is difficult due to the lag in computing response to inputs. Real-time responses are required to adequately study these systems. What about the mechanical system? How can we add a real time behavior of a mechanical system to more accurately represent the varying performance of complex mechanical components?

This presentation provides an introduction to mechanical system modeling using multi-body dynamics techniques, and how we can selectively reduce the complexity of these models to perform in a real time environment, with minimal degradation of their fidelity. Attendees will see use cases of how this model is being implemented by system developers to improve product development.

Webinar attendees will learn how MSC's products support this type of modeling, typical applications, and more.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the need for improved fidelity of control system simulations
  • Discover the capability of multi-body systems to run in real-time applications
  • Learn typical applications and opportunities to improve system simulations
  • Learn about MSC Software and how we help companies develop better products through simulation technology


Karthik Krishnan, Business Development Manager, MSC Software

Karthik Krishnan has been with MSC for 3 years and is focused on developing the MSC simulation business in the areas of multi-body dynamics and autonomous vehicles through class leading tools such as MSC ADAMS and VIRES Virtual Test Drive.

Prior to MSC, Karthik spent several years working at different automotive OEMs developing cars through simulation.