DOI: https://doi.org/10.1115/detc1995-0236Mar 5, 2021Proceedings Paper

Multibody Modeling of Vehicles in a Virtual Prototyping Environment

Jeffrey S. Freeman, Kishore Sai Vejju

Abstract

This paper presents concepts involved in the theory and implementation of a vehicle body and suspension modeling tool as part of the software development for the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS). The NADS will be a state-of-the-art, operator-in-the-loop ground vehicle simulator, which can be applied to both human factors and vehicle virtual prototyping studies. By applying the modeling tool developed in this study, vehicle kinematic models can be easily created and tested, either using off-line engineering analysis packages or using operator-in-the-loop simulators, such as the NADS.

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