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  • Steady state cam optimization process for optimal engine operation over the speed-load map

    A gasoline engine is an energy conversion device, where chemical energy is converted into mechanical energy. Many technologies aim to decrease the net indicated fuel consumption (eg. downsizing, Atkinson/Miller cycles, lean/dilute operation, optimal design, etc.). By optimizing cam timing over a speed-load map, subject to constraints, further efficiency improvements can be gained.

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  • Optimization of Suspension Design for Commuter Motorbikes

    Suspension design variables plays a key role when adapting a motorbike to different road a traffic condition. Steering torque and ratio rate should be considered for different type of maneuvre, along with acceleration at rider center of gravity when coming to comfort parameters.

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  • Restraint system optimization for belted and unbelted occupants in frontal crashes

    The objective of this study is to compare the performance of restraint systems optimized for belted only occupants with those optimized for both belted and unbelted occupants using computer simulations.

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  • Optimization of a Turbo Charger Compressor at BorgWarner using AxCent and modeFRONTIER

    This work presents a numerically optimized design approach to turbo charger radial compressor development for commercial diesel applications. The design optimization includes both aerodynamic and structural components, combined via a “loosely coupled” iterative procedure. The primary goal of the design is to maximize total to static efficiency at various operating conditions, while also preserving or expanding the overall operating range of the compressor, and doing so with a structurally sound geometry.

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  • Diesel fuel efficiency takes shape with optimization

    In the debate on how best to tackle the impact of vehicles on environment, the improvement of diesel engine efficiency has emerged as a transitory but effective solution, especially for heavy-duty vehicles and passenger cars. Researchers at the ISUZU Advanced Engineering Center (IAEC) have analyzed how to enhance fuel efficiency by modifying the shape of the diesel engine combustion chamber.​

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  • White Paper | A New Collaborative MDO Strategy for improving Vehicle Design at Ford

    Ford Motor Company achieves streamlined, multi-user design process management by expanding its Multidisciplinary Design Optimization approach at enterprise level > READ THE WHITE PAPER 

  • A New Collaborative MDO Strategy for improving Vehicle Design at Ford

    Ford Motor Company achieves streamlined, multi-user design process management by expanding its Multidisciplinary Design Optimization approach at enterprise level

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  • Mass Reduction and Energy Absorption Maximization of Automotive Bumper Systems

    The main goal of automotive bumpers is to absorb kinetic energy during plastic structural deformation in order to prevent occupant injury.  Typically, the more mass a bumper has, the more energy it can absorb. However, more mass also means more material, higher costs and poorer fuel efficiency. modeFRONTIER was employed to carry out the optimization of the best possible bumper design given the two opposing objectives.

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  • Webinar | Integrating Prescan with modeFRONTIER for test automation of active safety systems

    ESTECO and TASS International experts speak about the successful automation of Prescan test routines by combining it with modeFRONTIER. 

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  • A Study on Reduction of Heat Loss by Optimizing Combustion Chamber Shape

    A method to improve fuel consumption in diesel engines is to enhance their theoretical thermal efficiency by increasing their compression ratio. In this case, reducing heat loss to the chamber wall is important to effectively benefit from a high compression ratio. To meet this challenge the combustion chamber shape was optimized using CONVERGE and modeFRONTIER. 

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