Computer simulation is a key part of the automotive development process. Lotus Engineering Software has been developed by automotive engineers, using them on many powertrain and vehicle projects at Lotus over the past 15 years.
The philosophy under-pinning Lotus Engineering Software is to offer simulation tools which enable the user to generate models very quickly, using a mixture of embedded design criteria and well-structured interface functionality.
Lotus Suspension Analysis (SHARK & RAVEN)
A market leading application for suspension modelling and design from the world-leaders in vehicle ride and handling; the Lotus Suspension Analysis SHARK module is a suspension geometric and kinematic modelling tool, with a user- friendly interface which makes it easy to apply changes to proposed geometry and instantaneously assess their impact through graphical results.
The Lotus Suspension Analysis RAVEN module uses a comprehensive non-linear vehicle model, derived from the kinematic and compliant wheel motion characteristics of a vehicle’s suspension.
DIYguru will provide 10 days certification course for LOTUS Suspension Analysis.
Licenses are available for use within an academic environment for the purpose of research or teaching. Whilst under academic licensing a single seat of one product is offered free of charge, an academic license fee is payable for multiple seats and/or products. Use of the software for consultancy purposes or any off-site use requires prior approval by Lotus.
Support of the software will be controlled on an hourly basis up to a maximum cumulative total. All support should be directed through a nominated member of staff at the educational establishment and will be restricted to telephone / email interaction.
The educational establishment will be entitled to updates at the discretion of Lotus, and the agreement will be reviewed annually. Additional information regarding the use and maintenance of the code is detailed in the Educational Software Licence Agreement.
Lotus reserves the right to control the use of its name with respect to any project in which the software has been employed.
If you have any problems or questions regarding Lotus Engineering Software that the software help files cannot answer, please feel free to contact our team of developers.
A series of ‘getting started’ documents are available. Each one takes the user through a particular software product or task, in a series of structured tutorials. Detailed screen shots and the required user inputs provide an ideal introduction to the features of the products.
Lotus Vehicle Simulation, Lotus Suspension Analysis (Shark and Raven), Lotus Concept Cranktrain, Lotus Engine Simulation and Lotus Concept Valvetrain programs are protected by a Flexlm licencing system that requires a valid license file to run.
The freeware version of Lotus Engine Simulation is a single cylinder version with up to three sensors and actuators. No licence files are required to run this version of the product, which has been tested on most popular versions of Windows. As this version of the software is offered as freeware Lotus Engineering will not guarantee that they are able to respond to users support enquiries.