The numerical simulation of highly flexible components like cables and hoses is an important aspect of modern virtual product development. The software IPS Cable Simulation, developed from FCC and ITWM, allows an interactive and at the same time accurate simulation for design and assembly situations.
MeSOMICS "Measurement System for the Optically Monitored Identification of Cable Stiffnesses"
For a physical correct prediction in the digital mock-up of cables and hoses, their mechanical properties are an essential model input. Therefore, recently a highly automated measurement system (MeSOMICS) was developed, constructed and registered for patent (DE 10 2016 223 900). MeSOMICS stands for Measurement System for the Optically Monitored Identification of Cable Stiffnesses. Besides classical measurement quantities like forces and moments, it provides an optical detection of the cable bending line. This optical detection is used to monitor the measurement process.