ADAMS® is a commercially available virtual prototyping and motion simulation software, which allows the user to model a mechanical system, and mathematically simulate and visualize its 3D motion and force behavior under real-world operating conditions. Users can quickly explore analysis and design results. They can test and refine the model until the optimum performance is achieved.

ADAMS, which is an acronym for Automatic Dynamic Analysis of Mechanical Systems, was developed by Mechanical Dynamics, Inc., (MDI), beginning in 1977 1. ADAMS automatically converts a graphically defined model to dynamic equations of motion, and then solves the equations, typically in the time domain. ADAMS can resolve redundant constraints, handle unlimited degrees of freedom, and perform static equilibrium, kinematic, and dynamic analyses. Systems may be comprised of any number of rigid and/or flexible bodies and can be subjected to any variety of internal or external...

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