Simulation Downloads (Plots and Animations)
The math models in BikeSim, CarSim, and TruckSim produce files with time histories of hundreds of variables. The databases installed with the products include many example runs. Perhaps the best way to see the many capabilities is to obtain a demo of the software, install it, and browse the database.
As a preview, some of the results can be seen in this section of the web site. These examples include videos made from animations, plots, screen images (settings used to make the runs), and sometimes technical memos documenting methods used.
VS Visualizer with Gauges and PlottingVS Visualizer 1.0 supports synchronized plotting, heads-up display (HUD) for text and graphics, and multiple cameras.
Driving a racecourse on a 6-DOF HexapodSee and hear video of Phil Mather driving the CarSim class-B sportscar through a local racecourse using a new 6-DOF hexapod developed by Mechanical Simulation.
Steady Turning with Constant Radius (Understeer)
The VS command scripting language is used to run a series of tests on a 100-m radius track and save a single data point from each when the vehicle reaches steady state. The sequence of points defines fundamental handling properties of the vehicle. These examples are provided with CarSim and TruckSim, and are described in detail in this technical memo.
About These Examples
- Animation were made with VS Visualizer, the animation program included in BikeSim, CarSim, and TruckSim.
- Some of the animations have 3D audio.
- The plotter shows variables as functions of time or other variables.
- When using the VS software, animations have much more detail and you can interact by zooming, panning, dynamically changing the camera settings, and going into slow motion.