dynamic simulation

Optimization in Composite Materials modelling and simulation

Advances in simulation tools provide engineers and material scientists the opportunity to streamline the computational design of complex composite materials and parts. Integration of optimization and material modelling software, such as modeFRONTIER and DIGIMAT, allows time and resources saving while increasing composites performance. 

Multidisciplinary Optimization of Unmanned Aircraft Considering radar signature sensors and trajectory constraints

The optimization problem of the present case study is about improving the radar signature and sensor capabilities of the aircraft while at the same time ensuring that it can perform well in the given mission profile and that it has acceptable flying characteristics.​

Reliability analysis and optimization of ADAS systems

The validation of ADAS systems today is still a difficult task to achieve as it is unclear what the load cases getting the system to fault are considering that the ADAS system needs to be operational all the time, not to mention the need to fulfil the Euro NCAP requirements. It is therefore mandatory to develop a simulations approach in which the ADAS control systems, integrated with sensors and actuators, vehicle dynamics, inter-vehicle behavior and traffic environment are simulated.

Design optimization of a main landing gear shock absorber hydraulic system

The present study describes  the advantages obtained by the usage of the modeFRONTIER software for the design optimization of a Main Landing Gear (MLG) shock absorber hydraulic system to guarantee the compliance with the customer performance requirements. 

Sensitivity analysis of urban morphology factors regarding solar energy potential of buildings in a Brazilian tropical context

Planning the urban morphology of the built environment is a key issue in shifting to a climate adapted urban environment. This paper addresses an important threefold energy challenge of tropical cities: the major potential of harnessing solar energy as renewable resource for local electricity production and the energy-saving paradox of reducing the undesirable solar heat gains in buildings while providing satisfactory levels of daylight. It aims at measuring the effect size of urban form factors regarding these energy goals.

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. 

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.

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. 

Synthesis, cytotoxicity and antiviral evaluation of new series

The entire molecular dynamics (MD) simulation and data analysis procedure was optimized by Amber 14 in modeFRONTIER that allowed to define a molecular rationale for the anti-BVDV activity.


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.​