Heavy Equipment

Challenges

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.

MSC solutions for the heavy equipment industry include:

  • Tracked & wheeled vehicle
    modelling & analysis
  • Soft soil interaction
  • Balancing reach and agility
    requirements with stability & safety
  • Controls system design
  • Noise & vibration analysis
  • Obstacle traversing
  • Durability “hot spot” predictions
  • Design optimization for shape,
    weight & cost
  • Hydraulic & pneumatic cylinder
    modelling & analysis
  • Seal modelling & analysis
Excavator in motion

Excavator in motion

Flexible arm integrated into multibody dynamics model of excavator

Flexible arm integrated into multibody dynamics model of excavator

Excavator model during earth removal operation

Excavator model during earth removal operation