The Advanced Control Technology Club 
ADAMS in a Control Systems Engineering Environment

Joint Seminar between Mechanical Dynamics International Ltd and The ACT Club

To be held at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 2nd November 1999


As mechanical systems are becoming increasingly complex and requiring more and more automatic control, controls and mechanical systems engineering groups need to work more closely using the same models and equations early in the design cycle.  Errors found late in the design process are costly. This seminar explains how ADAMS links with control engineering tools (MATLAB, MATRIXx and EASY5) to provide an integrated design environment.

ADAMS, developed by Mechanical Dynamics Int., is  the  worlds  most  used  computer  software for simulation of motion in mechanical systems. For more information on ADAMS please see the article on ADAMS in the ACT Club.

The agenda is as follows:

09.00 Coffee and Registration
09.30 Welcome and Introduction to the Seminar, Andrew Clegg (ACT Club)
09.45 ADAMS: Overview and Demonstration, Charles Glide (MDI UK Ltd.)
11.15 Tea/Coffee
11.30 ADAMS/Controls: Worked Example, Neil McGowan (MDI UK Ltd.)
12:30 Application Areas for ADAMS/Controls, Charles Glide (MDI UK Ltd.)
13:00 Lunch
14.00 ADAMS in the ACT Club, Andrew Clegg (ACT Club)
14.30 Hands on Tutorial using ADAMS
17.00 Close
The programme is designed to provide real value and benefits to guests.  In particular you will have the opportunity to do the following: We have pleasure in inviting you and/or your colleagues to attend this seminar free of charge. Further this invitation is extended to companies who are not members of the ACT Club. Registration is required.

Additional Information:

This seminar is being held in the Industrial Control Centre, Conference Room, 7th Floor, Graham Hills Building, 50 George Street, Glasgow.

Travelling to Industrial Control Centre, University of Strathclyde:

The Industrial Control Centre is located on the 7th floor of the Graham Hills Building (50 George Street) within the John Anderson campus of Strathclyde University. This in the heart of Glasgow City Centre and the excellent road, rail and air links make ICC very easy to reach.

Please refer to the following map.


From the North: via A82 and M8. Exit junction 15.
From the South: via M6/M74 and M8. Exit junction 15.
From the East or West: via M8. Exit junction 15.

Car Parking: With ICC being centrally located on-street car parking is at a premium. Many pay and display car parks are situated nearby and the one adjoining High Street railway station is recommended.


Glasgow has two main-line stations which serve all of the UK. Trains from the South and West arrive at Glasgow Central Station and trains from the North and East arrive at Queen Street Station.


Buchanan Street Bus Station is Glasgow's main bus station and serves all of the UK. All the main bus operators including Scottish Citylink and National Express operate via Buchanan Street Bus Station and there are up to four services/hour to Edinburgh and six services/day to London.


ICC is less than 25 minutes drive from Glasgow International Airport. Taxis are available or an airport bus regularly runs to and from Buchanan Street Bus Station.

Nearby Hotels

Strathclyde Graduate Business School, Strathclyde University, 199 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0QU, Tel: 0141 553 6000
B&B 39.00

Stakis Ingram Hotel, 201 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DQ, Tel: 0141 248 4401
Room only: 75.50, Full breakfast: 7.50-9.50

Copthorne Hotel, George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DS, Tel: 0141 332 6711
Room only: 116.00, Scottish breakfast: 10.95

Forte Crest Glasgow, Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 7EN, Tel: 0141 248 2656
B&B: 89.00, Scottish breakfast: 10.95

Moat House Hotel, Congress Road, Glasgow, G3 8QT, Tel: 0141 306 9988
Room only: 135.00, Breakfast: 10.95

Holiday Inn, West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1, Tel: 0141 332 0110
Room only: 82.95, Breakfast: 9.95

Marriott Hotel, 500 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3, Tel: 0141 226 5577
Room only: 79.00, B&B: 89.00

The above prices are inclusive of VAT and are given purely as a guide.