Robotran is a software environment for simulating and analyzing multibody systems (MBS) using symbolically generated equations. For instance, it enables to analyze the comfort and stability of railway vehicles, to optimize tilting vehicles suspension configuration, to perform real-time simulation of a haptic piano action, to simulate railway ballast maintenance operations, to achieve sensitivity analyses of gantry cranes or even to develop musculoskeletal models for human motion analysis.
Robotran is available in multiple languages and for the mainly used platforms (Windows, MacOS and Linux) with an easy-to-use GUI. It is actively developed in a two-release-per-year development cycle.
Robotran is a research software that can be easily interfaced with other computing environments.
Robotran is a powerful symbolic engine which enables to generate large models and to deal with concrete industrial and research applications.
|License||Free-to-use for teaching and academic research|
|Languages||Matlab, Python and C/C++|
|Application fields||Biomechanics, Road vehicles, Railway dynamics, Robotics, Piano action, Transmission mechanisms, Machine tools, …|
|Graphical User Interface|
|3D animation rendering|
|Joint types||Any combination of prismatic and revolute joints|
|Symbolic code generation|
|Model capacity||Up to several hundreds of bodies and joints|
|User law in joint|
|Available numerical analyses||Direct and inverse kinematics, Equilibrium, Modal analysis, Direct and inverse dynamics|
|Extensions and coupling|
|Robotics||– ROS – YARP|
|Granular material and contact||– LMGC90|
|Optimal control||– CasADi|
|Fluid mechanics||– VPM|
|Pneumatics and hydraulics|