multibody analysis code


MBDyn is the first free general purpose Multibody Dynamics analysis software.

MBDyn features the integrated multidisciplinary simulation of multibody, multiphysics systems, including nonlinear mechanics of rigid and flexible bodies (geometrically exact & composite-ready beam and shell finite elements, component mode synthesis elements, lumped elements) subjected to kinematic constraints, along with smart materials, electric networks, active control, hydraulic networks, and essential fixed-wing and rotorcraft aerodynamics.

MBDyn simulates the behavior of heterogeneous mechanical, aeroservoelastic systems based on first principles equations.

MBDyn can be easily coupled to external solvers for co-simulation of multiphysics problems, e.g. Computational Fluid Dynamics, terradynamics, block-diagram solvers like Scicos, Scicoslab and Simulink, using C, C++ or Python peer-side API.

MBDyn is being actively developed and used in the aerospace (aircraft, helicopters, tiltrotors, spacecraft), wind energy (wind turbines), automotive (cars, trucks) and mechatronic fields (industrial robots, parallel robots, micro aerial vehicles) for the analysis and simulation of the dynamics of complex systems.

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