RecurDyn is Full Function Multibody Dynamics


While motion is studied in MBD for Ansys, the full power of RecurDyn may be needed for some applcations. RecurDyn combines the power of an optimized recursive solver with superior contact technology, providing best-in-class simulation performances. The effectiveness of RecurDyn really comes out when approaching large-scale multibody models, including multiple contacts and flexible bodies. MBD for ANSYS can easily export a model to RecurDyn for additional motion analysis.

Along with the powerful solver, RecurDyn features a natural Windows-based User Interface which is intuitive and easy to use, as well as a custom application development environment which enables users to automate complicated and/or tedious tasks.

Main RecurDyn Components

RecurDyn consists of the base software - called Professional and optional toolkits. They combine dynamic analysis of rigid bodies and nonlinear flexible bodies experiencing large deformations and contact with control system analysis, optimization, and particle-based fluid and granular material analysis using the MPS and DEM methods.

The Top 5 Advantages of RecurDyn

Pre/Post environment specialized for MBD analysis

MBD analysis requires a complete modeling environment to enable the definition of a variety of mechanical systems, including the definition of inputs and post processing (animation and plotting). RecurDyn provides a fast and efficient modeling environment. The MBD optimized UI is based on the feedback from experts and engineers in the field of MBD.

Fast, accurate and diverse contact library

Sophisticated technology is required to calculate contacts in a mechanical system. RecurDyn enables you to quickly and accurately analyze contacts in a complicated model using world-class contact algorithms. In addition, the Contact library is optimized for specific geometries such as ellipsoid, cylinder, or box.

Analysis of the motion of an assembly containing rigid and flexible bodies

MFBD technology can accurately simulate a system containing rigid and flexible bodies. It is possible to simulate nonlinear elastic cases including contact and large deformation as well as linear elastic cases. The processes of mesh creation and durability analysis are also supported within RecurDyn.

Various application toolkits

Various toolkits support complex sub-systems, including: media transport products such as printers and copiers; track assemblies on products such as construction machinery, military vehicles and recreational vehicles; machinery components such as gears, belts, and chains. The toolkits allow the user to perform modeling for a specific industry field quickly and easily and then conduct an accurate analysis of complicated mechanical systems with specialized solvers.

Scalability for multidisciplinary integrated analysis

RecurDyn provides the scalability for multidisciplinary integrated analysis such as simulation between the mechanical system and fluids through co-simulation with CFD software, control system simulation through co-simulation with Simulink, AMESIM, SimulationX (etc.), and optimal design of mechanical systems using robust optimization algorithms.


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