Overview Camber plays a big role on vehicle balance and control. The inclination angle of the tires affect not only the maximum lateral grip but also the tire stiffness, which impacts on driver sensitivity, as well as tire wear and temperature. However, the suspension...
Finally, software that takes the work out of car design and creation. And, yes, user-friendly.
- Intuitive user-friendly layout – Features three sections: Design, motion, and analysis so you can work faster and smarter.
- Fast and reliable solver – Successfully validated against leading CAD software packages and test data collected at automotive labs.
- Interactive 3D visualizations – Inspecting and modifying suspension design is easy.
- Powerful Post Processing Tools – Includes more than 400 data channels that can be plotted against each other or tabulated in a report. Easily compare results from multiple designs in customizable graphs and report tables.
- Direct application to car design and setup – Tools to design experiments as well as built-in flexibility for units and coordinate systems.
Fast and Robust Kinematics Solver
Iterate over many configurations. OptimumKinematics can easily iterate over many systems with just a few clicks.
Rich output information. OptimumKinematics has hundreds of default kinematics output channels that are ready to use, including derivatives in steering, roll, pitch and heave.
Minimal inputs. OptimumKinematics does not require deep knowledge in multi-body software, therefore it requires much less inputs, providing a faster iterative process.
Extend OptimumKinematics with powerful Add-Ons
No extra downloads needed. Require a valid license to the Main module.
OptimumKinematics Optimization Module
High quality and optimized suspension systems in a fraction of time. The Optimization Module puts the computer to work for the designer, delivering optimal solutions in a fraction of time.
Multi-objective. Good suspension kinematics rely on a trade off between their many characteristics, thus, the Optimization Module is able to handle as many objectives as needed.
3D visualizations and results preview. Monitor the evolution of your suspension system by analyzing the 3D visualization and the objective as the optimization is running.
Custom design space and boundaries. Only change the pickup points you want and keep them within the volume you defined, or not!
OptimumKinematics Forces Module
Define input load cases. Simulate the front and rear suspension for any combination of forces and moments, which can be applied either at the contact patch or at wheel centers.
Combine force and motion inputs. Simulate forces and moments inputs at any heave, roll, pitch, and steering configuration.
Analyze results. Output channels include forces and moments reactions at every suspension pick-up point. You can easily export these results as tables, and use them as inputs in FEA software.
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Learn more with our case studies
Tie Rod Optimization Using OptimumKinematics Optimization Module
Overview This case study shows how to find the tie rod inner and outer ball joints coordinates that provide the best compromise between Ackerman angle in steering, the steering ratio and a custom bump steer curve while still keeping the angle between the rods and the...
Motion Ratio Optimization Using OptimumKinematics Optimization Module
Overview This case study shows how to optimize the motion ratio values of a Push/Pull Rod system. The main objective is to achieve a targeted value of motion ratio for a heave motion by changing the rocker pickup points and the coil-over mount on the chassis. Imagine...
What Order Do Components Break? Applying Factors of Safety and Peak Loading Using OptimumKinematics Forces Module
As with any aspect of vehicle analysis, simulation is a multi-faceted tool that is only as good as the user can make it function. In addition to performing simulations that looks at how to achieve peak vehicle performance, a significant amount of effort needs to be...
Optimum Kinematics Forces Module – Track Replay
While there are plenty of methods that can be used to calculate the worst-case scenario for a vehicle’s suspension, there is no better way to know than from track data. Rather than estimating the performance envelope of a vehicle by considering the maximum forces that...
OptimumKinematics Forces Module – A Case Study
OptimumKinematics aids users in the design and setup of their suspension in an intuitive and straightforward manner, providing useful analysis tools with a user-friendly visual interface. OptimumKinematics is the easiest way for engineers to understand and maximize...
Considering Compliance: Using the OptimumKinematics Forces Module to Determine the True Toe Gain
The Forces Module in OptimumKinematics is one feature that can not only benefit the performance of the car through optimization of component design, but also optimization of vehicle setup. Using OptimumKinematics Forces Module the user can use the Multiple Iteration...
Suspension kinematics and its effect on performance
To make a car go faster around a track, there are a couple of things we can do that generally will improve lap times. We can, lower weight, increase engine power, increase downforce, reduce drag, increase tire grip. Unfortunately all these changes typically come with...