Changing Tack: Moving to Collaborative, Simulation-Led Engineering

Imagine if you could examine dozens, hundreds,thousands of design alternatives before committing to a single component. If you could understand the tradeoffs you’re making between weight, shape and capacity? How each decision affects the system’s reliability, cost or other attribute?

Effective toolchain for the model based development of an EUVI exhaust aftertreatment system

BASF, as a leading global catalyst supplier, was approached by a commercial truck manufacturer to improve cost and performance of the current EUVI production exhaust after treatment system.

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.

Modeling and multi objective optimization of closed loop supply chains

This paper investigates an optimization methodology of an asset management process in a real closed-loop supply chain (CLSC). The model is reproduced on a simulator and exploited for multi-objective optimization purposes, supported by the commercial software ModeFRONTIER.

Characterization of Aerodynamic Design Spaces for Adjustable Tractor Surfaces

A method for the characterization of the aerodynamics benefit of a generic aerodynamic drag reduction device was presented in this work. CFD simulations were carried out using a Lattice-Boltzmann based method and coupled with modeFRONTIER for the creation of multiple Kriging Response Surfaces. The methodology was further refined by obtaining positioning maps for multiple tractor configurations.

ESTECO Academy supports Hyperloop Makers UPV team to design a levitating rail-free pod

We are proud to share the results achieved by Hyperloop UPV using modeFRONTIER to design a levitating rail-free pod. ESTECO Academy will sponsor the team for the next phase of SpaceX’s Hyperloop Global Competition in California, 2017.


Robust Design Optimization of a Free-Fall-Life-Boat (FFLB) Using Fluid-Structure Interaction and Kinematics Analysis

A free fall lifeboat, or FFLB, is the focus in this optimization methodology run in modeFRONTIER, coupling ANSA, Meta and the FSI solver. A Kinematic solver calculates the initial conditions of the FSI analysis for different initial positions of the vessel, provided by the DoE tool. The results lead to useful conclusions for the lifeboat's robust trajectory.

Energy Consumption Minimization in Railway Planning with modeFRONTIER

The goal of this work is the reduction of energy consumption in train running times. An optimization problem is defined in order to calculate running times with this objective in mind. The methodology uses OpenTrack and modeFRONTIER to reach an optimal solution.

Take-off optimization

The SASA Sapienza Flight Team that participates Design/Build/Fly (DBF) competition presents an aircraft configuration case using modeFRONTIER, with various aerodynamic tools in order to find the optimal aircraft design. The configuration focuses on minimization of shaft power and wing area.

Design of a Meta-Material with Targeted Nonlinear Deformation Response

This thesis aims to demonstrate the possibility of designing a meta-material to match a nonlinear deformation response. Application of this method was successful in generating a meta-material to meet the response of the rubber pad in an M1 Abrams tank. The optimization method using modeFRONTIER can serve as a framework for future designers to develop meta-materials for nonlinear targeted responses