In the development phase of complex mechanical and mechatronic systems reliable dynamic simulation results are of highest importance.
A meaningful exploration of the dynamics of jointed structures like car bodies, truck frames or bolted housings of electronic devices requires to take into account the occurring contact stresses. Due to the computational effort involved in the underlying nonlinear contact conditions very accurate but still fast numerical models become necessary.
The MAMBA software package provides a nonlinear model order reduction method for getting a streamlined simulation model which is capable of computing meaningful contact stresses over many time increments. This way the engineer is well prepared for the dynamic analysis of jointed structures.