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Mar-17 Mechanical Simulation Releases SuspensionSim 2017
Dec-16 Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim 2017.0
Dec-16 Mechanical Simulation Upgrades NIOSH's QuadDS Driving Simulator
Feb-16 Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim 2016
Dec-15 Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim 2016
Oct-15 Mechanical Simulation Delivers Engineering Driving Simulator to Canadian Tire
May-15 Mechanical Simulation Releases SuspensionSim 9.0
May-15 Mechanical Simulation Releases BikeSim 9.0
Apr-15 Mechanical Simulation Corporation Joins University of Michigan's MTC Affiliates Program
Feb-15 Mechanical Simulation Releases TruckSim 9.0
Nov-14 Meritor and Meritor-WABCO Purchase QuadDS Driving Simulator from Mechanical Simulation Corporation
Oct-14 Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim 9.0
Mar-14 Terence J. Rhoades, President of Mechanical Simulation Corporation, Honored with SAE International Medal of Honor
Feb-14 Mechanical Simulation Releases SuspensionSim 8.2
Dec-13 Mechanical Simulation Delivers Human-Hardware-in-the-Loop Driving Simulator to Geely Automobile
Aug-13 Mechanical Simulation Releases TruckSim 8.2
Jul-13 National Transportation Safety Board Takes Delivery of a 3 DOF Driving Simulator from Mechanical Simulation Corporation
Mar-13 Mechanical Simulation Announces New Representation Agreement in India with Xitadel
Feb-13 Mechanical Simulation Purchases SuspensionSim
Jan-13 BikeSim 3.2 is Released
Jan-13 CarSim 8.2 is Released
Dec-12 BikeSim Identifies Vibration Modes in Racing Motorcycles
Dec-12 RPUG Award Presented to Mike Sayers
Nov-12 Mechanical Simulation Earns 2012 Award for Exceptional Engineering Support
Apr-12 Partnership with Altair Engineering
Jan-12 TruckSim 8.1 Released

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Mechanical Simulation Releases TruckSim 8.2

ANN ARBOR, Mich., August 6, 2013 - Mechanical Simulation is proud to announce the release of TruckSim 8.2, featuring improvements in vehicle math models, visualization of simulated tests, and the graphical user interface.

"This update brings stunning visualization from the driving simulator world to all TruckSim users," says Michael Sayers, CEO and chief technology officer at Mechanical Simulation. "TruckSim 8.2 provides advanced controls of the playback, heads-up displays of any variables in the models, multiple views that can be shown on separate monitors, and new libraries of vehicles and proving ground areas developed by our skilled video artists."

TruckSim 8.2 includes many refinements to the user interface. According to Sayers, "As engineers rely more on simulation for testing and development, many who do not have time to become experts in the details of simulation find themselves needing to work with TruckSim. We have adjusted the user interface to work better for occasional users, while providing even more capabilities for our advanced users."

The new TruckSim release includes many improvements of existing features of the vehicle math models:

  • Tire Model Improvements. The built-in Tire Models were updated to work better at very low speeds, as needed in driving simulators and powertrain tests. The transient behavior options have been extended to better simulate rapid changes during rapid cycling as occurs with electronic interventions such as ABS and ESC.
  • Interface to AVL Cruise. TruckSim 8.2 Math Models provide low-level integration with the commercial powertrain simulation software Cruise from AVL.
  • Improvements for Advanced Users. Many changes have been made to extend the capabilities of the VS Command scripting language, and to provide more options for the Configurable Functions used throughout TruckSim to represent algebraic relationships between model variables.

TruckSim 8.2 also introduces the capability of exporting a simplified linear representation of the detailed nonlinear TruckSim math model into MATLAB, the popular software from The Math Works. Sayers says, "the new LINEARIZE command in TruckSim gives access to many math analysis tools in MATLAB, such as stability calculations and frequency-response plots. Any TruckSim user can now share a simplified model with colleagues who need to take vehicle dynamics into account when developing advanced controllers in MATLAB."

For more information on this TruckSim 8.2 release, please visit www.carsim.com.

About Mechanical Simulation Corporation: Mechanical Simulation Corporation is a technology leader in the development and distribution of advanced software used to simulate vehicle performance under a wide variety of conditions. The company was established in 1996, and from its Ann Arbor, Mich., headquarters provides car, truck and motorcycle simulation packages, training and ongoing support to more than 90 OEMs
and Tier 1 suppliers, and over 160 universities and government research groups worldwide. For more information, visit www.carsim.com.


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