sensitivity analysis

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.

ESTECO Webinar | Optimizing rear-sear restraint system considering a divers population using Madymo and modeFRONTIER

​ESTECO and TASS International present the successful integration of their technologies to optimize a rear-seat restraint system considering a diverse population.​​​

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.

Low-carbon multi-objective location-routing in supply chain network design

This PhD research study mainly aims to include the eco-friendly concerns in locationrouting decisions in the context of supply chain network design. This main aim is planned to be pursued by focusing on improving Berger’s (1997) two-layer LRP and Perl’s (1983) three-layer Location-Routing Problems (LRP).

Optimization of a Wing-Sail shape for a small boat

The described optimization process is a very powerful instrument to investigate the influence of a wide range of geometrical parameters on wing-sail​ behavior. The analysis was conducted with the coupling of STAR-CCM+ and modeFRONTIER with the goal of increasing wingsail performance in a small boat.

Optimal Design of a Centrifugal Compressor using CFD, Multiobjective Optimization and Response Surface Methodology

CHALLENGE -  CFD based optimization of turbomachinery requiring high accuracy is computationally time consuming and is incompatible with industrial applications. In order to perform optimization without losing accuracy variable reduction and response surface metamodels can be used.

Air Intake Manifold Design 1D-3D fluid-dynamic multi-objective engine performances optimization

This study aims to optimize an air intake manifold by adding 1D and 3D analysis to the optimization methodology in order to reach optimal geometry and performance. Torque and power performance is analyzed with a 1D Gt-Power model and the fluid-dynamic balance is performed with the CFX 3D fluid-dynamic code. modeFRONTIER was chosen to run the optimization process.

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.