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Mechanical Simulation Corporation Introduces Updated TruckSim 6.04

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The latest version of Mechanical Simulation Corporation’s TruckSim® software offers many new powertrain upgrades, and particularly the ability to handle vehicle applications up to 8 wheel drive (up to six axles). TruckSim 6.04 is currently available from Mechanical Simulation.

TruckSim is software for simulating the dynamic vehicle behavior of heavy-duty vehicles with dual wheels, asymmetric steering systems, multiple axles and single or multiple trailers. This makes it an ideal tool for OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to design and develop complex systems like brakes and stability controls for the broad range of vehicle configurations common in the trucking industry. Users consistently report close agreement between TruckSim simulation predictions and actual on-road test results.

“The upgrades to TruckSim have greatly expanded its application to a range of much more complicated vehicle systems, including military vehicles like the Stryker,” said Dr. Thomas Gillespie, Director of Product Planning. “We’ve also added upgrades to the graphical user interface, math models and animator – all of which result in simpler use and additional applications.”

Some of the updates to this version of TruckSim include:

  • Shift duration added to the transmission
  • Limited-slip and yaw-control features added to the front, rear and center differentials
  • Twin-clutch feature added to the front and rear wheel driveshafts
  • Powertrain extended to 6-wheel and 8-wheel drive systems

TruckSim features 12 common vehicle configurations, in two forms each – with rigid sprung masses and with frame torsional flexibility. It runs on Windows® desktop and laptop PCs and offers example trucks and buses that represent most of the vehicles found around the world (including North America, Europe and Japan).

Mechanical Simulation Corporation is a technology leader in the development and distribution of advanced software used throughout the automotive industry to simulate vehicle performance under a wide variety of conditions. Established in 1996, its Ann Arbor, Mich., headquarters provides car, truck and motorcycle simulation packages, training and ongoing support to more than 20 OEMs, over 30 Tier 1 suppliers and more than 60 universities and government research groups worldwide. For more information, visit www.carsim.com.

Company Press Releases

Feb-16 Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim 2016
Dec-15 Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim 2016
Oct-15 Mechanical Simulation Delivers Engineering Driving Simulator to Canadian Tire
May-15 Mechanical Simulation Releases SuspensionSim 9.0
May-15 Mechanical Simulation Releases BikeSim 9.0
Apr-15 Mechanical Simulation Corporation Joins University of Michigan's MTC Affiliates Program
Feb-15 Mechanical Simulation Releases TruckSim 9.0
Nov-14 Meritor and Meritor-WABCO Purchase QuadDS Driving Simulator from Mechanical Simulation Corporation
Oct-14 Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim 9.0
Mar-14 Terence J. Rhoades, President of Mechanical Simulation Corporation, Honored with SAE International Medal of Honor
Feb-14 Mechanical Simulation Releases SuspensionSim 8.2
Dec-13 Mechanical Simulation Delivers Human-Hardware-in-the-Loop Driving Simulator to Geely Automobile
Aug-13 Mechanical Simulation Releases TruckSim 8.2
Jul-13 National Transportation Safety Board Takes Delivery of a 3 DOF Driving Simulator from Mechanical Simulation Corporation
Mar-13 Mechanical Simulation Announces New Representation Agreement in India with Xitadel
Feb-13 Mechanical Simulation Purchases SuspensionSim
Jan-13 BikeSim 3.2 is Released
Jan-13 CarSim 8.2 is Released
Dec-12 BikeSim Identifies Vibration Modes in Racing Motorcycles
Dec-12 RPUG Award Presented to Mike Sayers
Nov-12 Mechanical Simulation Earns 2012 Award for Exceptional Engineering Support
Apr-12 Partnership with Altair Engineering
Jan-12 TruckSim 8.1 Released

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