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2020-03-06
How to reduce your MNF file size by up to 97%
Flex bodies in Adams are very powerful and if used correctly, could mean the difference between a right and wrong answer. One of the most popular ways to create a flex body in Adams is to create an MNF (Modal Neutral File) with your FEA (Finite Element Analysis) package and import that file into Adams. […]
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2019-12-13
Detailed Gears in Adams View
This post will focus on the creation of a detailed spur gear set in Adams View. A previous blog showed how to create a fixed mathematical representation of a gear set between two joints, but what if you want to see more detail relating to the gear interaction itself, like backlash? For this we will […]
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2019-12-05
Electric Motor in Adams View
In this blog I will show you how simple it is to insert an electrical motor into an Adams View model. Let's use an example of a cordless drill. You can access the Motor interface from the Machinery tab in Adams View as shown below: This will open up the Create Motor window: You start […]
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2019-11-28
Couplers as gears in Adams View
The saying goes: “There are many ways to skin a cat”. However, this sounds a bit cruel, so lets change the saying to: “There are many ways to represent gears in Adams View”. This article will show you just a couple of ways to model gears in Adams View, from using to couplings for a […]
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2019-11-01
Flexible Beams in Adams using FE Parts
  Did you know about FE Parts in Adams? They are neither MNF based flex bodies nor Adams Flex bodies, but are instead a completely different flexible body type intended for beam or rod applications. FE Parts have been in Adams since the Adams 2014 release. MSC describes it as: “a wholly Adams-native modelling object […]
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2019-03-26
Vibrating Screen Simulation
This simulation illustrates the startup sequence of a vibrating screen used in material processing mining applications. The simulation is done in Adams showing the slow startup of electric motors with off-balance masses to excite the screen for material processing. During this startup procedure, some of the natural frequencies of the flexible deck are evident as […]
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