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  • Process Integration and Optimization of ICME Carbon Fiber Composites for vehicle lightweighting: a preliminary development

    Different from the Sheet Molding Compounds (SMC) structure, the unidirectional (UD) structure (laminate) has multiple layers, and each layer has anisotropic properties. The layout of each component in the vehicle structure needs to be optimized in order to achieve the optimum structure performance such as stiffness, durability, NVH, and safety. he multi-layer UD structure optimization is implemented on the platform of modeFRONTIER.

    paper 2017
  • Lucid Motors boosts electric vehicle performance with modeFRONTIER

    Lucid Air prototypes are undergoing a rigorous development program. modeFRONTIER has been used - together  with other applications -  to optimize the design of an inverter with the aim of enhancing efficiency and minimize failure rates.


    success story 2017
  • ESTECO webinar recording | Exploiting Design of Experiments (DOE) techniques for multibody and structural vehicle analysis with modeFRONTIER, Adams and MSC Nastran

    On August 29th, 2017 ESTECO hosted expert engineers from MSC Software who demonstrated the advantages of the integration of their software in modeFRONTIER workflow to identify better solutions using Design of Experiment for multibody and structural vehicle analysis. 

    webinar 2017
  • Formulation and optimization of involute spur gear in external gear pump

    The study focuses on developing a methodology of designing asymmetric involute gear, and formulate analytical expression for the instantaneous flowrate and flow non-uniformity given by asymmetric, non-standard involute gear pumps. These analytical expressions are then used within a multi-objective numerical optimization algorithm aimed at minimizing both the flow non-uniformity and the pump size to achieve a specific displacement.​

    paper 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
  • Vehicle steering pull - from product development to manufacturing

    The objective of this paper is to propose a novel method to evaluate the impact of dimensional variations on vehicle steering pull. The proposed method combines Monte Carlo simulation to validate the dimensional tolerances, a multibody software to simulate initial data and modeFRONTIER to create a polynomial response surface and simulate the  Vehicle Residual Aligning Torque (VRAT) distribution curve, final directional vehicle trend, and factors influence on VRAT. 

    paper 2016

    In this study, LUCID motors, California-based electric-vehicle company and battery-pack supplier, developed a design strategy to built an inverter and employed modeFRONTIER to perform channel and manifold optimization in order to minimize pressure and temperature ratio.​

    presentation 2017
  • Advanced Predictive Diesel Combustion Simulation Using Turbulence Model and Stochastic Reactor Model

    This work studies the modeling of turbulence time-scales in diesel engines within a 0D model framework. The goal is to see its effect on combustion and emission formation taking into consideration different operating conditions. The combustion is described using the pdf based DI-SRM. Optimization was run using modeFRONTIER.

    paper 2017
  • Strengthening of Composite T-joints using novel ply design approaches

    This study assesses three different and novel design approaches to increase the failure stress and elastic damage limit of T-shaped structural joints made of carbon fibre-epoxy composite. The ply orientations to the laminate within the T-joint radius bend, which is highly susceptible to delamination failure, were designed using a numerical optimisation method and two design-of-experiment methods to increase the failure load. Software modeFRONTIER was used for optimization.

    paper 2015
  • Parameterization and Multi-objective Optimization

    This thesis aims to optimize a control arm of a car with multiobjective optimization methods based on NX and modeFRONTIER. The study attempts to identify the best algorithms for the design considering given requirements. The overall goal is to reduce weight while maintaining the same stiffness.This research is done as a contribution to the SupLight EC research project.

    paper 2013

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