Finally, software that takes the work out of car design and creation. And, yes, user-friendly.

OptimumKinematics Forces Module is a new add-on that lets you calculate forces on suspension components.

With OptimumKinematics Forces Module you can:

  • Define input load cases. Simulate the front and rear suspension for any combination of forces and moments, which can be applied either at the contact patch or at wheel centers.
  • Combine force and motion inputs. Simulate forces and moments inputs at any heave, roll, pitch, and steering configuration.
  • Analyze results. Output channels include forces and moments reactions at every suspension pick-up point. You can easily export these results as tables, and use them as inputs in FEA software.

Supported Suspensions:

  • Double A-Arm
  • MacPherson
  • MacPherson Pivot Arm
  • MacPherson Independent Arms
  • Five Links
  • Semi-trailing Arm
  • Live Axle Panhard Bar
  • Live Axle Watt’s Linkage

Supported Actuations:

  • No Actuation
  • Direct Coilover
  • Separate Spring/Dampers
  • Push/Pull
  • Torsion bar
  • Torsion Bar 3rd Spring
  • MonoShock Rotational
  • MonoShock Slider
  • Push/Pull with 3rd spring
  • Push/Pull with 3rd spring chassis constrained

Supported Anti Roll Bar:

  • No ARB
  • U-Bar
  • U-Bar with rocker
  • T-Bar
  • T-Bar with rocker and 3rd spring
  • T-Bar and 3rd spring

Supported Steering System:

  • Rack and Pinion
  • Recirculating ball
All the supported systems can be created in OptimumKinematics. The user can analyze front or rear suspension independently or together.
$50.00 US/year