Concurrent Development Environment Combining Mechanical and Control Systems for PBD and PSD 2004-01-0765
Due to advancements in multi-body dynamic analysis methodologies, virtual prototyping has been extended into various fields. Those methods can be applied to confirm behavior of the mechanical systems, to determine the necessary driving forces, and to predict the loads for each component of the system. Further, those methods combined with the control system have been applied to the controller tuning. Virtual evaluation environments have been developed, including the multi-body dynamic analysis, and have been applied to a power back door system (PBD) and a power sliding door system (PSD). As a result, development costs and timing have been reduced due to the utilization of these new evaluation methods.