NEVS, Trollhättan


Shape mobility for a more sustainable future!


Master thesis: Advanced bushing script program in MSC ADAMS – 01



To investigate present existing script program for bushings within ADAMS and possible invent a new simplified and modern version. This bushing program is special for modelling bushings in 6 DOF regarding Static, Quasistatic and Dynamic properties.

The mission includes study of bushings properties/function, programming in ADAMS and running full vehicle flex models with feasible inputs.

CAE is becoming an increasingly important part of vehicle development in today’s automotive industry. Due to demands on cost control, lead time reduction and new functionality engineering has to be done faster, smarter and in a more flexible way than traditionally.

One step in this direction is reducing the number of test vehicles, both for functional and durability testing. Instead of verifying the solutions of tomorrow in physical tests, testing is used more for CAE input, to correlate and tune models to correspond to reality, in order to get accurate simulation output. Traditionally vehicle dynamics simulations have required measurements of tires and suspension characteristics, but in order to partly or fully replace physical testing, representation of 6 DOF bushings in MSC ADAMS is an increasing need.


This study will include:

  • Learning of bushings properties and function.
  • Investigation of existing ADAMS script program.
  • Rewriting a simplified version bushing models.
  • Running a full flex vehicle ADAMS model with inputs.


The final stage is running a full flex vehicle model within MSC ADAMS with the modified bushing script.



  • Pre-study: Study of bushing function and properties. Investigate present script for modelling bushing properties. Making a program overview block diagram.
  • In collaboration with skilled NEVS engineers, create a simplified version with bushing data inputs from internal and external supplier.
  • Run full flex vehicle models with suitable inputs like potholes, driving events, sine with dwell, double lane change etc.
  • Evaluation of vehicle dynamic results.
  • Document and optimize the simplified version for easy use.



This thesis is suitable for 1-2 student with skills in vehicle dynamics, basic optimization theory and programming.


About us

The world is in need of change – and NEVS want to be part of driving it and at the same time shape the lives of generations to come. That’s why we focus on designing premium electric vehicles and smart mobility solutions that prove that what’s best for one, can be what’s best for all.

Electrification, connected vehicles, new ownership models and autonomous driving are just some of the important components that are transforming our industry. At NEVS, we are way pavers, change makers and solution finders. For us, the future is bright and mobility is clean. We see that every individual has a part to play, so together with our partners and people like you, we are shaping mobility for a more sustainable future.


Selection work and interviews will be ongoing continuously during the application period, so please send your application as soon as possible!



Magnus Nordell

Manager Steering & Suspension Systems

+46 73966 58 62


Per Landeback

Senior Engineer Chassis CAE

+46 73 9666 426                                                              

Type of employment Säsongsanställning
Contract type Part-time
Number of positions 1
Working hours Thesis
City Trollhättan
County Västra Götalands län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2017/124
Published 02.Oct.2017
Last application date 02.Nov.2017 11:59 PM CET

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