Flexibility analysis and determination of elastic deformations for robot manipulator

This paper presents the flexibility and kineto-elasto dynamic analysis of a robot manipulator. The aim is to produce a trajectory that will improve the motion time and the trajectory tracking of a standard industrial machine whether it is applied to the machine through a simplified controller or a more complex controller. MATLAB and modeFRONTIER are coupled in this methodology.

Supporting Exploration of Design Alternatives using Multivariate Analysis Algorithms

This study of a sports center investigates using modeFRONTIER's set of multivariate analysis algorithms for exploration of the design space.The proposed method is computationally efficient and integrated into an environment familiar to architects. It relies on algorithms together with database querying capabilities available in PostgreSQL and a developed dashboard, which uses the Grasshopper interface.

ESTECO Webinar | Spot on Response Surface Methods (RSM) in modeFRONTIER

In this webinar, Danilo Di Stefano (Product Manager, modeFRONTIER - ESTECO) and Alberto Clarich (Technical Manager, modeFRONTIER - ESTECO) demonstrate the newly added RSM Trainer Node, and how to combine it with the innovative Adaptive Space Filler (ASF) and other analytics tools in modeFRONTIER.

Sensitivity analysis of CFD method with modeFRONTIER

In this thesis, the development of a new defroster duct system prototype is carried out. The suitability of using modeFRONTIER for sensitivity analysis has been investigated coupling ANSYS/FLUENT as a main solver. To study the numerical solution of the windscreen de-icing process, a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method has been used. 

Influence of Body Stiffness on Vehicle Dynamics Characteristics in Passenger Cars

This study aims to analyze how vehicle dynamics are affected by local and global car body stiffness. The influence of these parameters in vehicle handling, steering and ride attributes are examined through CAE analysis tools and compared to results from physical tests. The software used for the graphical visualization and correlation of large data sets of results from the performed DOE is modeFRONTIER.

Vehicular causation factors and conceptual design modifications to reduce aortic strain in numerically reconstructed real world nearside lateral automotive crashes

This study aims to find an effective means of substantially improving the outcome of motor vehicle crash induced aortic injuries. A DOCE study was performed on 16 different combinations of five design factors generated using a Latin Square method in modeFRONTIER 4.0. The experiment utilized FE vehicle models and the Wayne State Human Body Model.

Crash Pulse Characterization for Restraints System Performance Optimization

This study aims to develop a process for crash pulse characterization for the early phase of the product development, conducted in a sled test environment. MADYMO and modeFRONTIER coupling were used for analyzing the injury performance of occupants with all crash pulses.

DOE sensitivity analysis of urban morphology factors regarding solar irradiation on buildings envelope in the Brazilian tropical context

This paper aims at identifying the most sensitive urban morphological parameters from a set of well-known energy-related indicators on improving solar energy potential and illuminance level over building facades, in tropical cities in Brazil. A reduced factorial DOE method coupled to a Simplified Radiosity Algorithm (SRA), is used to evaluate the irradiation availability on building envelope.

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.