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Adams is the most widely used multibody dynamics and motion analysis software in the world. Adams helps engineers to study the dynamics of moving parts, how loads and forces are distributed throughout mechanical systems, and to improve and optimize the performance of their products.
Traditional build and test design methods are now too expensive, too time consuming, and sometimes even impossible to do. CAD-based tools help to evaluate things like interference between parts, and basic kinematic motion, but neglect the true physics-based dynamics of complex mechanical systems. FEA is perfect for studying linear vibration and transient dynamics, but way too inefficient to analyze the large rotations and other highly nonlinear motion of full mechanical systems.
Adams multibody dynamics software enables engineers to easily create and test virtual prototypyes of mechanical systems in a fraction of the time and cost required for physical build and test. Unlike most CAD embedded tools, Adams incorporates real physics by simultaneously solving equations for kinematics, statics, quasi-statics, and dynamics. Utilizing multibody dynamics solution technology, Adams also runs nonlinear dynamics in a tiny fraction of the time required by FEA solutions. Loads and forces computed by Adams simulations improve the accuracy of FEA by providing better assessment of how they vary throughout a full range of motion and operating environments.