MAMBA automatically detects the joint areas in the FEM model file.

MAMBA starts a series of FEM analysis using an external FEM code in order to determine the mechanical characteristics of the joint. The results out of this simulation is used as the starting point for the computation of local joint trial vectors, the so called Joint Interface Modes (JIMs).

At the end of this preprocessing step a final FEM computation is invoked creating the mode base which will be included in the MBS model. Note that the prior computed JIMs will be part of this mode base.

During these steps, no user interaction is needed. MAMBA is therefore suited very well to be used in an automated simulation process chain.