What’s New in Adams 2021.2

News ID    PN273
Status:    Published
Published date:    06/27/2021
Updated:    06/30/2021
Created with Version:   Adams (2021.2)


MSC Software is proud to announce the availability of Adams 2021.2. Adams has moved to a quarterly release cadence so customers can benefit from more frequent updates throughout the year. This is the second release this year, and if you missed the March release of Adams 2021.2 please see SimCompanion for release highlights.

About Adams 2021.2 Release

Adams 2021.2 provides features that supports new domains for exploration such as acoustic modeling and tools for improved user productivity. You can see the Adams 2021.2 releasehighlights in the following video:

Adams Acoustics

  • What is it?
    • Enables acoustic simulations powered by Actran to be run after Adams analysis.
    • Based on vibrational motion of a flexible body computed in Adams time-domain analysis.
    • Predicts the acoustic sound radiation in the far field of the chosen Adams flexible body.
  • What is in it for you?
    • Common applications for Adams Acoustics are those where a mechanism resides within a housing.
    • Time domain acoustic analyses when transient phenomena expected: Impact, rattle of free pieces, etc.
    • Frequency domain acoustic analysis when steady or quasi-steady phenomena are expected.
      Examples gearbox application at constant RPM, gearbox application with run-up or run-down condition.

Adams Car FMU Damper

  • What is it?
    • New FMU Damper object - replace any existing damper with a model developed in any FMI (Function Mockup Interface) compliant controls modeling package (for example, Easy5, Matlab and so on.).
    • The .fmu files can be referred to directly from the damper dialogs in Adams Car just like any other damper property file.
  • What is in it for you?
    • Model damper forces with higher fidelity or different modeling techniques than those available in Adams
    • Utilize proprietary in-house damper models that they wish to reuse in Adams.

Property File for Real Time FMU Export

  • What is it?
    • The Adams Car export dialog for Adams Real Time analysis enhanced to operate against a property file.
    • Property file defines specific details and settings for the exported functional mockup unit (FMU). Allows specification for signal management as well as parameters specific to Adams Real Time.
  • What is in it for you?
    • Easily manage different Plant configurations, with the goal that Adams Car users could easily and repeatedly generate different plant configurations for their model.


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