MSC NASTRAN | Integration Node

MSC Nastran is directly integrated in modeFRONTIER through the Nastran node. The platform assists designers as an automation environment and a multiobjective optimization engine for MSC Nastran multidisciplinary structural analysis. Model parameters are directly extracted thanks to a simple guided process and used as inputs in the workflow of modeFRONTIER.

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.

Analysis and Optimization of a Washing machine oscillating group

Due to market demands, higher washing machine capacity needs to be reached while reducing the overall weight. This study develops an optimal design for the washing machine oscillating group using an optimization procedure conducted in ADAMS and modeFRONTIER. The displacements of five checkpoints are observed, which are located where the oscillating group is closer to the cabinet.

Study of Crash Phenomenon for Humanoid Robot

This study aims to find lighter and more robust cover solutions for robotic structures, with an ability to absorb shock energy due to strong collisions. Virtual robotic models based on the COMAN robot are chosen for the study, using the FEM model. Testing using multibody and modeFRONTIER has yielded excellent results for the chosen material. 

Simplified FE Modeling of Rolling Tires for the Simulation of Dynamic Forces at Hub Level

Being the support of the vehicle and providing forces necessary to control it, pneumatic tires are one of the most important components. Nevertheless, they are probably the most challenging components that have to be modeled due to both their complicated composition and the materials used in their manufacturing process. 

A modeFRONTIER case study about the optimization of the windshield structure

DEMA SpA must assess the capabilities of a methodology for the smart analysis of the windshield structural behavior by using a FE (Finite Element) model integrated with modeFRONTIER for a new Canadian business jet. The methodology would be able to automatically change the thickness of the Global Finite Element Mode (GFEM) shell elements, run the new numerical analysis and finally obtain a configuration with a minimum mass target, but at the same time able to stay within a well-established threshold stress. 

Driving Product Development with CAE and System Design at Whirlpool Corporation | UM14

Whirpool aims to cultivate advanced engineering knowledge in dynamics, structures, fluids, thermodynamics and controls, and embed it in the design process. In doing so, they strive to shorten the design cycle, minimize the reliance on build-and-test methods and leverage the global talent within the company.

Improving a virtualrace car performance using MSC.ADAMS-Car-MotorSports and modeFrontier

The application of virtual prototyping tools to reduce product development cycle times has been the initiative of every successful auto manufacturer in the current economy.For small, high performance or race vehicle niche manufacturers, the integration of virtual prototyping tools is necessary if it wishes to survive in ultra competitive lean automotive manufacturing arena.

Chassis optimisation using modeFRONTIER and Adams

Today in the automotive industry the compromise between vehicle dynamics and comfort is more and more important in the field of chassis development. One main task of the chassis simulation department of Audi is to support the process of developing an optimal solution for this problem. To reach the goal in shorter developing cycles, Audi is using optimization tools like modeFrontier. The easy coupling of modeFrontier and the main tool for MBS simulation (ADAMS) helps to accelerate the process of developing chassis systems which can afford the best compromise between vehicle dynamics and ride comfort.