by Mechanical Simulation Corporation
Modules & Specifications
This platform is supported on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 on 32-bit and 64-bit.
CarSim Base: Main product
Frame Twist: CarSim vehicle math models support a Frame Torsional Flexibility option, represented by a single torsional spring and damper in the vehicle sprung mass. This option is used to represent the distribution of the chassis torsional compliance.
The Frame Torsional Flexibility also applies to trailers, but cannot be used at the same time as the Engine Mount Model (see below).
Engine-Mount: CarSim has an optional extended vehicle model in which the engine body and torque rod are independent moving bodies. The engine body reacts to the drive torque in many different ways, depending on the type of powertrain (FF, FR, RR, AWD, etc.)
Sensors: The Sensors option provides up to 20 range and detection sensors, providing 13 output variables for each detected object (range, range rate of change, bearing angles, elevation, magnitude, etc.). The detection variables are typically exported to Simulink for use in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) controllers.
CarSim Trailer: Allows eight additional vehicle math models (i.e., solvers) to be used for simulating the towing of single-axle or two-axle trailers, each with solid axles.
In addition to CarSim, Mechanical Simulation also has included their software BikeSim and TruckSim within the APA.
Modules and Products Not Currently Available Through the APA
CarSim Real-Time: CarSim RT is available as an off-the-shelf CD and download. This option provides math models compiled to run on "target" computers with real-time operating systems such as QNX or Linux RT. A Windows "host" machine is used for the database, animator and plotter. Files are automatically sent to and received from the target, where the Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing is controlled.
CarSim Windows Driving Simulator: The CarSim Windows DS package extends the capabilities of CarSim by allowing users to drive their CarSim vehicles without the need for a dedicated Real-Time Target PC.