As an important part and front-end technology of intelligent manufacturing, digital design technology presents a broad application prospect. The technology center combines the development of advanced design technology, aiming at the characteristics of heavy equipment, such as complex working conditions, sudden change of load, high reliability requirements and multi-disciplinary technology integration, the digital prototype technology is adopted to realize the functional verification, performance prediction and process simulation of the design stage, and the independent R&D capability of the center is improved.
Through modeling and combination simulation of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems for heavy equipment, the results of kinematics, dynamics and finite element analysis are obtained, and the visual integration of multi-disciplinary and multi-performance engineering analysis data is realized. The geometry, function and performance models of heavy equipment are described, analyzed and managed by digital technology. The operating tools are computer and its supporting software, including conceptual design(industrial design) software, CAD(two-dimensional, three-dimensional, mechanical, electrical etc), CAE, visual simulation software. At present, the technology center has carried out a lot of research work in the aspects of dynamic load prediction based on big data, mechanical parameterized design method, and multi-disciplinary integrated design of machine-electric-hydro-control.