Chassis optimisation using modeFRONTIER and Adams

Frank Schimmack (Audi AG)

Today in the automotive industry the compromise between vehicle dynamics and comfort is more and more important in the field of chassis development. One main task of the chassis simulation department of Audi is to support the process of developing an optimal solution for this problem. To reach the goal in shorter developing cycles, Audi is using optimization tools like modeFrontier. The easy coupling of modeFrontier and the main tool for MBS simulation (ADAMS) helps to accelerate the process of developing chassis systems which can afford the best compromise between vehicle dynamics and ride  comfort. The presentation will show some examples of the use of modeFrontier coupled with Adams at Audi.