Analyze Data

The Analyze Data tab lets you run a virtual analysis on a virtual bushing. The results of this analysis are generated in an output .spd file. The data in the output .spd file characterizes the behavior of the model in terms of the parameters, frequencies, amplitudes and preloads specified in the input .spd file(s) that you load prior to the analysis. From the Review tab, you can review the results of the analysis and compare the performance of the virtual bushing against the performance of the physical bushing.
Note: The purpose of the Analyze Data tab is to provide information to help you understand how a set of bushing coefficients performs in a virtual test. Operations on this tab are not part the fitting process.
  1. Select the Analyze Data tab.
    If your project uses a hydromount bushing, the following page appears:
    Figure 1.

  2. Click on GBS File to locate the appropriate file.
    By default, this field populates with a .gbs file that is specified in the .spd file. If required, you can specify an alternative .gbs file.

    The .gbs file contains the bushing parameters for the fitted bushing that the Analyze algorithm requires to initiate an analysis. By default, the software searches for a .gbs file with the same prefix as the Application_Type field specified in the .spd file.

  3. Click View design parameters to view the model parameters and optimization settings as you see in the following image. You can modify the parameters as required.
The MIT interface with display of design parameters for a rubber bushing:
Figure 2.

The MIT interface with display of design parameters for a hydromount bushing:
Figure 3.