HOTINT is an open source / freeware engineering software for multibody dynamics simulation.
Its main focus lies on the correct mathematical modelling of complex flexible multibody systems together with mechatronic components and the efficient computation of those, rather than on a rich graphical output or to compete with high end Finite Element solvers.
One specific aim of HOTINT is also to offer you smart ways for setting up your complex problems, e.g. coupled with control elements, fluid simulation as well as electrical parts.
You can find the full user documentation here (approx. 9 MB).
Major parts of HOTINT have been presented in more than 100 international journal articles and conference proceedings. A list of publications can be found in the List of Publications.
Some of them can be downloaded here:
- J. Gerstmayr, M. Stangl. High-Order Implicit Runge-Kutta Methods for Discontinuous Multibody Systems, In: Proceedings of the XXXII Summer School APM’ 2004, June 24- July 1, Editor D.A. Indeitsev, pp. 162-169, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2004.
- J. Gerstmayr, HOTINT – A C++ Environment for the simulation of multibody dynamics systems and finite elements, In: Proceedings of the Multibody Dynamics 2009 ECCOMASThematic Conference, K. Arczewski, J. Fraczek, M. Wojtyra (eds.), 29 June – 2 July 2009, pp. 1-20.
- R. Ludwig, J.Gerstmayr, Automatic Parameter Identification for Generic Robot Models, ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics (ECCOMAS), Paper ID 2244, In: Proceedings of the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics, 4-7 July 2011, Brussels, Belgium, pp. 1-16.
- Schörgenhumer, Fluid-Structure Interaction – Coupling of flexible multibody
dynamics with particle-based fluid mechanics, master-thesis at Johannes Kepler University Linz, 2012
- D. Reischl, A. Dorninger, A. Fohler, J. Gerstmayr, W. Koppelstätter, S. Silber, S. Weitzhofer, Coupled Mechanical and Electromagnetic Optimization of High Speed Rotors, In: Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings, 8-11 August 2014, Linz, Austria, pp. 247-250.