ADM710 - Flex Body Dynamics and Modal Stress Recovery using Adams

You will learn how to use Adams/Flex to incorporate flexibility into your Adams models. The course is primarily focused on using component modal synthesis via the Modal Neutral File (MNF) and Adams/View. Previous FEA experience is a plus, but not a requirement. You will be comfortable using Adams/Flex after taking this course.

Length: 3 Days
Cost: $1,425


  • Adams Full Similation users: Basic Adams Full Simulation Course
  • Adams/Car users: Adams/Car Course


  • Modal Flexibility: Theoretical background, combined rigid-flexible equations of motion
  • Importing a flexible body into a rigid-body model
  • Working with flexible body models in Adams/View (mode manager, connect flexible part to rigid parts, add forces/torques, use measures)
  • Adams/Solver dataset and Adams/View command language syntax
  • Using flexible body models with stand-alone Adams/Solver (edit .adm files, generate .mtx files, submit simulations)
  • Performing static, dynamic, and eigenvalue analyses
  • Exporting loads from Adams/View
  • Methods for optimizing MNFs
  • Comparing results of rigid and flexible models (plotting, animation)
  • Validating Adams/Flex results with FEM results and hand-calculations
  • Modeling considerations
  • Debugging
  • Modeling contact with a flexible body
  • Using a modal force (MFORCE) to define a pressure load
  • Publishing simulation results on the web (generate movies, table of eigenvalues, snapshot images, include model files)
  • Reviewing several application examples
  • Reviewing/Discussing methods for generating MNF from FEA packages
  • Adams/AutoFlex

Nov 7-9, 2023
March 11-13, 2024
Nov 4-6, 2024

Location: Virtual Classroom, United States

To register for classes please call ASAP!
(800) 426-1066 or (248) 449-9450 or email me at