Category - Automotive

12
Apr

Tuning Acoustic Quality of Audio Devices with Simulation

  When designing an audio device, the most important thing for an engineer to consider is the quality of the sound. Quality is what makes the device valuable and differentiates it from competitors. Audio device manufacturing companies experience extremely high product development costs due to repetitive and expensive physical testing. In addition to the need ...
11
Mar

New Trailer Suspension Designs Tested in Hours Compared to Days or Weeks

Overview The primary function of heavy duty trailer suspensions is to link the trailer to its wheels. This provides a compliant connection which protects the trailer cargo from the shock and vibration inputs developed at the road surface. In addition, the suspension must meet the customers’ expectations for usable life, and do so while being ...
9
Mar

Adams dramatically reduces time to design child safety latch at Kiekert

Car doors are immensely complex systems that serve an immensely important function – safety. The child latch is an additional safety measure, one of many functions a side door latch performs. The child safety lock temporarily disables the operation of the inside door handle. When it is engaged, the rear doors can only be opened ...
23
Jul

Getting Students Ahead of the Curve

Engineering Simulation has become a critical, if not fundamental, part of the design and development process at all forward looking companies, big and small. Students entering the job market are expected to be familiar with simulation technologies and have proficiency in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) solutions, which would also give them an edge in the ...
9
Apr

Lightweight, High Performance Composites – Using FEA to Predict the Gradual Failure of Adhesives

Question: How can FEA be used to model the gradual failure of adhesives in composites? Answer: You use the cohesive zone modeling technique. Here is quick explanation of CZM from Andrew Main’s Use of Finite Element Analysis to Create Robust Composite Designs – Going Beyond First Ply Failure. Unlike virtual crack closure, cohesive zone modeling ...
3
Apr

Over Designing Fiber Reinforced Plastics

Attend our seminar in Southern California on April 23, 3013 Attend training in Indiana on May 30, 2013 Imagine you have designed a part, only to find out later the predicted maximum stresses are in fact lower. It’s too late to make any design modifications, and now your part is produced for a maximum stress ...
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