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The traditional challenges of heavy equipment engineering involve designing products to safely and effectively perform in harsh environments and under extreme conditions. Today, these challenges are amplified by a heightened demand from customers and regulatory agencies to meet standards for comfort related to noise and vibration.

MSC Software applications are used by many of the most successful companies in the heavy equipment industry to meet these challenges while shortening design cycles and reducing reliance on physical prototypes and tests. The bottom line for them is better, more competitive products and reduced product development costs.

The simulation proved the mechanism would work without high stresses."
-Hans Dries, Project Manager
MSC Software is used for many types of simulations:
  • Tracked & wheeled vehicle
    modeling & analysis
  • Soft soil interaction
  • Balancing reach and agility
    requirements with stability & safety
  • Noise & vibration analysis
  • Thermal analysis
  • Control system performance
  • Obstacle traversing
  • Durability “hot spot” predictions
  • Design optimization for shape,
    weight & cost
  • Materials management
  • Nonlinear analysis of structural components
  • Contact interaction
  • Dynamic transient analysis
Engineers use MSC Software for:
  • Controls system design
  • Hydraulic & pneumatic cylinder
    modeling & analysis
  • Assembly manufacturing process
  • Cables and chains modeling
  • Wind loads on cranes
  • Platform stability and safety
  • Cutter systems performance and failure
  • Gaskets, engines, mounts modeling
  • Seal modeling & analysis
  • Connectors and joints
  • Conveyor belts and pulleys
  • Machinery noise control and noise attenuation
  • Boom, guy lines performance
  • Drilling system performance and failure
  • Shovels
  • Tires, hose and pipe design