View previously recorded webinars and obtain related files by clicking on the links below each listing. You will need the password sent to you by MotionPort.

V9R1 Mesher Enhancements and G-Manager Practice

Zach Smith, January 10, 2018

The mesher has improved significantly in RecurDyn V9R1. In this webinar, I will discuss the improvements to mesher speed, quality, and customizability.

I will work through an example which will demonstrate how each of the new features affects mesh quality. This example will also give some practice using G-Manager. G-Manager was introduced in RecurDyn V8R5 and allows users to quickly switch between rigid, FFlex, and RFlex bodies.

Efficient Post Processing – Plotting, using plot templates, Excel export and the new multi-animation

Nelson Woo, January 9, 2018

Leverage your RecurDyn simulations by obtaining the results you need, understanding them, and displaying them in the most effective way.

In this webinar, I will cover a wide range of post-processing methods in RecurDyn, including animation, scopes, and plotting. We will have an in-depth look at some of the fundamentals and also go over some of the new features of RecurDyn V9R1.

Multi Physics RecurDyn Style Interoperability / EDEM Tutorial Review

Brant Ross, January 8, 2018

RecurDyn features some internal multi-physics, such as multibody dynamics coupled with finite element analysis as enabled by the RecurDyn FFlex module. Another example is multibody dynamics coupled with control system simulation as enabled by the RecurDyn CoLink module. In the past we haven’t talked much about the interfaces that enable multi-physics by co-simulating with external software, but there are many and ever increasing options.

Attend this webinar to learn about the general controls interface, the hydraulics interface (also supporting AMESIM), the updated FMI interface and the new general particles interface (GPI). You will also learn about the new interface to the EDEM discrete element software that is enabled by the GPI and the tutorial that shows how EDEM is used with RecurDyn.

Enhancements and New Capabilities of RecurDyn V9R1

Brant Ross, Nov. 30, 2017

What is new for RecurDyn V9R1? Join Brant as he reviews the newest version of RecurDyn, with all of its new enhancements and new capabilities.

RecurDyn/EHD (Elasto-Hydro-Dynamic) Bearing Simulation

Zach Smith, Nov. 16, 2017

The enhanced RecurDyn/Elasto-Hydrodynamic (EHD) module increases the accuracy of simulating lubricated bearings, by taking into account the elastic deformation of the lubricated surfaces and its effects on the film shape and thickness. Effects of surface asperity (roughness) on the lubrication film are also taken into account.

A typical application of RecurDyn/EHD is in engines where the effect of lubrication between pistons / cylinders and/or crank / connecting rods is crucial. In this webinar, we will work through an example model of an engine, so that users can learn how to use RecurDyn/EHD and how it can be applied to their own systems.

RecurDyn/TSG (Time Signal Generator)

Nelson Woo, Nov. 15, 2017

The new RecurDyn/Time Signal Generator (TSG) capability allows analysts to use physical test output data to predict the proper input forces and displacements to be applied to a multibody dynamic (MBD) model. This approach is typically used for vehicle testing, where the physical vehicle is tested over terrain but in the MBD model the vehicle is mounted on shaker plates.

Here, RecurDyn/TSG takes vehicle testing data such as accelerometer data, and predicts the drive signals for the shaker plates in the MBD model. In this application the main advantage of this approach is that it removes the requirement for terrain, driver,and tire modeling, which can be difficult to characterize correctly.

In the webinar, we will introduce the general concept of the RecurDyn/TSG approach, and will go through an example model to show how it is used. Training materials will be provided so the user can go through the procedure themselves at their own convenience.