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.

Optimization of Multi-Scale Microstructure Design to Improve Macro-Level Engineering Performance in Aerospace Applications

The present work addresses several microstructure design optimization applications such as an airframe thermal buckling problem, plastic deformation and vibration tuning problems for cantilever beams made of alpha-Titanium and Galfenol. The goal of these optimization problems is to improve various macrostructural performance criteria by identifying the best microstructure designs. 

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 

Handling the Complexity of Mechatronic System Design

Two design projects highlight how ABB Group leverages optimization-based development to handle the complexity that automation and control systems entail and to maximize mechatronic product performance, meet reliability demands and ease overall environmental impact.

Application of Optimization Methodology and Specimen Specific Finite Element Models for Investigating Material Properties of Rat Skull

This study represents a preliminary effort in the development and validation of FE models for the rat skull used to predict the reaction of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in humans. modeFRONTIER automatically updated input parameters and submitted new keyword files to LS-DYNA, which ran in MPP mode, to reduce the time needed in completely the task. This same method can be used to other reverse engineering procedures to obtain accurate material parameters for FE models development.

The best compromise between stress and weight at SACMI

SACMI is a global OEM (Original-Equipment- Manufacturer), market leader in the production of machines and complete plants for the Ceramics, Packaging (Beverage and Closures&Containers), Food and Plastics industries. The goal of this analysis was to find a light but strong piston geometry in order to improve the Compression Molding Machine performance in terms of tensile and yield strength.

Optimization of engine torque using variable valve actuation systems

The aim of the work is the maximization of engine torque optimizing the Variable Valve Actuation Systems parameters: intake valve timing, exhaust valve timing and intake valve lift and opening duration. The VVA system is not present in the studied 3.2L, V6, GDI engine with double VVT (intake and exhaust). In the design phase, engine performance variation is studied to understand if the adding the VVA system could enhance torque.

Upfront CAE Driven Design “The Future of Simulation”

Competition and customer demand are constantly pushing automotive manufacturers to launch new models at shorter intervals while satisfying the ever increasing demands in performance, environmental impact and costs. In order to remain competitive, an automotive OEM must cope by applying continuous pressure to reduce cost and improve design while reducing deployment time.

OPTIMHEX Project - developing an innovative methodology for Heat Exchangers (HE) design

Develop a versatile, innovative methodology for designing virtual HE models that targets performance, materials, weight, size and manufacturability as an alternative to conventional approaches requiring prototyping and physical testing.

Optimization Applied to the Bearing Design of an Automotive Subsystem

Researchers at SKF Automotive Development Centre aimed at improving their bearing design for automotive subsystems by reducing the friction at the wheel-end by 30% while respecting the life service requirements. The results of each study listed remarkable improvements (up to 19%) and allowed researchers to consider different bearing configurations, in terms of number of rollers and size, and spot the optimal friction reduction conveying robustness improvements to the bearing.