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  • Effective toolchain for the model based development of an EUVI exhaust aftertreatment system

    BASF, as a leading global catalyst supplier, was approached by a commercial truck manufacturer to improve cost and performance of the current EUVI production exhaust after treatment system.

    presentation 2017
  • Energy Consumption Minimization in Railway System

    The optimization of train movements could make the railway system even less impacting on the environment by reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Only in a limited number of cases train drivers are assisted by the so called Driver Advisory System which suggests energy-efficient speed profiles. The present study aims at minimizing energy consumption in both the planning phase, where train timetables are defined, and operational phase in which traffic may be perturbed by unexpected events.

    paper 2017
  • Changing Tack: Moving to Collaborative Simulation Led Engineering

    Designing a product means understanding the tradeoffs needed to satisfy competing drivers. Lighter and stronger? Cheaper to make and cheaper to operate? Imagine if you could examine dozens, hundreds, thousands of design alternatives before committing to a single component.

    white paper & focus 2017
  • Modeling and multi objective optimization of closed loop supply chains

    This paper investigates an optimization methodology of an asset management process in a real closed-loop supply chain (CLSC). The model is reproduced on a simulator and exploited for multi-objective optimization purposes, supported by the commercial software ModeFRONTIER.

    paper 2015
  • Characterization of Aerodynamic Design Spaces for Adjustable Tractor Surfaces

    A method for the characterization of the aerodynamics benefit of a generic aerodynamic drag reduction device was presented in this work. CFD simulations were carried out using a Lattice-Boltzmann based method and coupled with modeFRONTIER for the creation of multiple Kriging Response Surfaces. The methodology was further refined by obtaining positioning maps for multiple tractor configurations.

    paper 2016
  • Robust Design Optimization of a Free-Fall-Life-Boat (FFLB) Using Fluid-Structure Interaction and Kinematics Analysis

    A free fall lifeboat, or FFLB, is the focus in this optimization methodology run in modeFRONTIER, coupling ANSA, Meta and the FSI solver. A Kinematic solver calculates the initial conditions of the FSI analysis for different initial positions of the vessel, provided by the DoE tool. The results lead to useful conclusions for the lifeboat's robust trajectory.

    proceeding 2016
  • Take-off optimization

    The SASA Sapienza Flight Team that participates Design/Build/Fly (DBF) competition presents an aircraft configuration case using modeFRONTIER, with various aerodynamic tools in order to find the optimal aircraft design. The configuration focuses on minimization of shaft power and wing area.

    proceeding 2016
  • Energy Consumption Minimization in Railway Planning with modeFRONTIER

    The goal of this work is the reduction of energy consumption in train running times. An optimization problem is defined in order to calculate running times with this objective in mind. The methodology uses OpenTrack and modeFRONTIER to reach an optimal solution.

    proceeding 2016
  • Design of a Meta-Material with Targeted Nonlinear Deformation Response

    This thesis aims to demonstrate the possibility of designing a meta-material to match a nonlinear deformation response. Application of this method was successful in generating a meta-material to meet the response of the rubber pad in an M1 Abrams tank. The optimization method using modeFRONTIER can serve as a framework for future designers to develop meta-materials for nonlinear targeted responses

    paper 2015
  • Use of post-consumer scrap in aluminium wrought alloy structural components for the transportation sector

    This paper discusses the aspects of possible use of postconsumer scrap in high-end products based on aluminium wrought alloys. The paper describes results from the EU FP7 Project “SuPLight”. The project addressed new industrial models for sustainable lightweight solutions, reverse logistics, Life Cycle Analysis and application of advanced optimization algorithms with modeFRONTIER and simulations for product and alloy design.

    paper 2015

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