TruckSim软体用於模拟及分析重型车辆，如卡车、巴士、客车及重型拖车载重车等，对不同方向盘、煞车及油门加速等之反应。TruckSim 建有多种强大功能。其中，车辆数学模型、图形化资料库及绘图器(plotter)等。新的动画软体Surface Animator则运用OpenGL技术，可表现出阴影路面，提供使用者更快、更逼真的动画模拟效果。所使用的技术与CarSim一样，不过它还内含双倍数轮胎的模型、不对称操控驾驶，以及拖、掛车多种不同的联结形式与轴承等模型。
．易於使用Ease of use (point-and-click graphical user interface)
．标準化硬体 (Windows desktop /laptop PCs)
．Database (Built-in vehicles, components, inputs, existing runs menu)
．可扩充性的 (work with Simulink)
Mechanical Simulation announce release of TruckSim 8.1, which features improvements for both new and existing users.
The most visible improvement to TruckSim comes from a new program called the VehicleSim (VS) Visualizer. VS Visualizer makes use of modern graphical processing units (GPU) and shape file formats. It provides advanced lighting (true shadows, multiple light sources, reflected highlights), highly efficient rendering, rear-view mirrors, and advanced techniques taken from video game technology. VS Visualizer provides support for new advanced driving simulators, but provides incredible visualization for all TruckSim users.
The new TruckSim release includes some major new options in the vehicle math models:
- Driver Model Improvements. TruckSim now supports a driver reference path that is separate from the road reference line, in support of simulations with arbitrary target paths. A path preview option is included in the speed controller to define speed as a function of curvature, aggressiveness (lateral and longitudinal acceleration limits) and skill level. The controller also has an option to take 3D surface properties into account (bank angle, grade angle, curvature normal to the road surface).
- Extension to the built-in tire models. Another parameter is available in the built-in tire model to control the transition between longitudinal and lateral slip in combined slip. This can improve realism for some datasets.
- Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The TruckSim powertrain now includes an option for CVT, with corresponding improvements in the GUI and documentation.
- Miscellaneous Improvements. More improvements have been made to configurable table functions, including a new _EQUATION option and extensive support from the VS API. More outputs have been added to support a road-based axis system to define pitch and roll relative to a design surface. Minor changes have been made to simplify navigation in the GUI.
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.
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