Modeling Mechanical Systems using Virtual Test Bed
Mechanical Modeling in VTB
VTB can be used to model mechanical systems. Equivalent electro-mechanical systemsâ€both linear and rotationalâ€can be described using VTBâ„¢s across and through variables.
Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Valve Train Modeling using VTB
A new camless engine is being design in conjunction with AARG, Siemens, and Honda.
A model was built to show valve train component position, velocity, and acceleration.
Below are schematics of the valve train and the model in VTB.
Fully Active Linear Motor,California Linear Devices
Can be incorporated into a vehicle suspension system.
Low Time Constant ~ 15 ms
Increased current = Increased force
Reasonable Max Force = 1125 lbs