Software for real-time simulation
Addressing the Business Challenges of Heavy Equipment Throughout the Product Lifecycle
Mevea Simulation Software is an excellent real-time simulation tool for developers to test new features and designs of a working machine. The core of the software is Mevea’s own physics engine, which accurately simulates the mechanics, hydraulics, power transmission and the operating environment of the machine.
With Mevea Simulation Software, you can build your physics-based Digital Twins, capable of simulating your product behavior and use in real-time, and thus gain significant business benefits throughout the product lifecycle – something already proven in practice by many world-class companies.
Mathematical calculations behind the dynamics are scientifically proven.
Create and edit virtual machine models and environments based on your existing assets
Design mechanics, hydraulics and powertrain all on the same platform
Digital twins include the environment, work process, and I/O interface to the machine control system (HIL – Hardware in Loop)
Mevea I/O Toolbox
Connect all external systems to the simulation:
Machine control and automation systems
Simulink® simulation models
Motion platform and other hardware
Run your models in real time using Mevea simulation engine
View and analyse the results of user-selected parameters
Record the simulation for later review and research
Efficient use of your existing assets
Mevea Software API and other interfaces enable several possibilities to connect to your existing development environment.
Using Mevea CAD interface numerical information related to dynamics simulation and visualisation graphics for real-time visualization can be produced directly from your CAD software like PTC Creo.
Mevea physics simulation can be visualised via various graphics engines like Unity, using Mevea Unity API.
Unity assets add the possibility to implement high-level visualization and use your Digital Twin for training and marketing purposes.
Mevea Unity visualisation supports Mevea’s realistic deformable soil behaviour. Mevea ROS and ROS2 interfaces enable the use of these development platforms with highly detailed Mevea Digital Twins.
Modelling and simulating
In the modelling stage, the simulation model is built the same way as in most CAD software. The mass and inertia data are brought from the CAD model for creating the machine bodies.
These bodies are then attached to each other using different constraints and joints. The hydraulics is added, as well as the engine and the power transmission. Bodies can be simulated also flexible, and the implementation of friction curves between objects is done easily.
After the parameters are set, the real-time simulation can be run instantly. Mevea Simulation Software will provide accurate real-time data both during the simulation and to be exported for later examination. The user can plot data, for example, of:
- Body position and orientation
- Energy consumption
- Constraint forces
- Hydraulic pressures
- Collisions between bodies
By analysing the data, engineers will find ways to improve the machine. The necessary modifications can be made quickly and the simulation with the improved model can be run again. Using the Simulation Software, the iteration process can be run through much quicker than before, which gives the engineers and designers the possibility to test different concepts faster and with fewer resources.