Control for MBD


Accurate and robust models of a mechanism are required for the design and parameter optimization of control system algorithms, as well as their reliability verification. RecurDyn provides a diverse set of tools to analyze mechanism models coupled with the control system algorithm.

RecurDyn provides an interface for co-simulation with the MATLAB/Simulink and AMESim software that is widely used in mechatronics. In addition, RecurDyn supports FMI to incorporate the use of Modelica-based applications. RecurDyn/CoLink allows for fast and accurate control system analysis through the deep integration of the control simulation code with RecurDyn’s dynamics solver.


RecurDyn/Control includes an interface for co-simulation with MATLAB/Simulink and
Simplorer. This allows mechanical systems that contain control and drive systems, such as controllers and motors, to be analyzed.

Simulink Interface


  • RecurDyn/Control includes an interface which allows it to utilize a realistic dynamic model of RecurDyn in a MATLAB/Simulink model.

  • It is possible to use a RecurDyn model including contacts or flexible bodies as well as various joints or forces in the model created by Simulink.

  • A RecurDyn model can be integrated with a Simulink model using a UI which easily creates an S-Function for the RecurDyn Plant model.



RecurDyn/Hydraulic includes an interface for co-simulation with the AMESim hydraulic analysis software. This allows mechanical systems that contain a wide range of hydraulic systems to be analyzed.

FMI (Functional Mockup Interface)

RecurDyn supports FMI, a standard interface based on Modelica, and co-simulation
with applications that support FMI.

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