Achates Power, Inc. is developing a lightweight, low-emissions and low fuel consumption two-stroke, opposed-piston diesel engine designed as a modular and scalable mechanism termed A40. Achates Power places heavy emphasis on modeling and simulation through state-of-the-art analytical tools and methods. Within the structural dynamic analysis arena, the focus is on overall dynamics, such as torsional and bending vibrations, including torsional vibration damper (TVD) and flywheel layouts, as well as (hydrodynamic) bearing analysis. The emphasis is on identifying areas of conceptual, structural and dynamic improvement with regard to overall dimensions and weight. A hybrid approach is utilized, thus combining the advantages of multi- body simulation (MBS) and finite element analysis (FEA).
Challenge:Develop a light-weight, low-emissions, and low fuel-consumption diesel engine
Solution:MSC Adams with FEV Virtual Engine powered by Adams