Simulating Reality, Delivering Certainty


Optimization-led Development Process Yields Highly Efficient Design Concepts

Dr. Akbar Farahani, VP of Global Engineering, ETA   Introduction The design of automotive body structures is driven by many competing criteria such as lower cost, weight reduction (CO2 reduction, Electric and Battery Electric Vehicle), enhanced multi-disciplinary performance and manufacturability. In addition, the introduction of new manufacturing processes and materials (e.g., AHSS, aluminum, composite) significantly ...

Forming simulation in the automotive industry – Quality and cost efficiency at Neumayer Tekfor

Neumayer Tekfor develops and produces components and assemblies for the automotive industry. Their product line is divided into transmission, engine, driveline, fastener and chassis. The products developed and produced are manufactured with different kind of methods, mainly warm/cold forming and ring/wedge rolling. To reach all the requirements needed, Neumayer utilized Simufact.forming to perform preliminary analysis, ...

Use of FEA in Aircraft Certification and Loads Analysis

Aircraft loads are the forces and moments applied to the airplane structural components to establish the required strength level of the complete airplane. These loadings may be caused by air pressure, inertia forces or ground reactions during take offs and landings. Determining design loads involves a full aircraft analysis of the air pressure and inertia ...

Manufacturing Simulation Reduces Development Costs and Time in Cold Forming Tool Design

Omni-Lite Industries is an advanced material company. They recently designed a new part that was exhibiting a unique material flow. The part was cold formed out of 1100 aluminum material.

The initial tool design was completed and reviewed using the Simufact.forming simulation. Upon initial review, everything seemed to be acceptable, with the exception of the volume of material in the flange of the part. The second station trap extrusion die radius was then reduced in order to accommodate the material volume requirements.