Automotive industry need for realistic finite element simulation and simulation processes
In order for automotive manufacturers and suppliers to stay competitive with the industry’s increasing complexity, they need to adapt their products and processes. Companies are seeking new ways to automate their design processes, capture best practices and make more productive use of limited engineering resources. Up-front design validation is critical in order to minimize cost and maximize efficiencies. Engineers need a robust, integrated analysis toolset to assure success in this field.
Dassault Systemes SIMULIA solution
SIMULIA provides realistic simulation solutions—such as our Abaqus Unified FEA product suite, Multiphysics, simulation automation and optimization capabilities, and SLM products—that address a multitude of automotive engineering challenges. Our state-of-the-art integrated software solutions help customers realize all aspects of their analyses. Users can study linear, nonlinear and transient dynamics load cases using one tool and often using the same engineering model.
References in the automotive industry
Below you can find customer references for the automotive industry.
Abaqus at BMW Group (Germany)
Working closely with SIMULIA over almost a decade, BMW Group’s R&D team developed a simulation program, based on Abaqus FEA, that moved them towards a stated corporate goal of zero-prototyping for passive safety.
Such a simulation-driven strategy yields significant savings in both costs and product development time. The engineering team now has a comprehensive view of component and full-car behavior during crash scenarios and confidence in the accuracy of their simulations. The launch of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé marks the first car platform for which zero-prototyping was accomplished for passive safety.
Tosca Structure at Scania Group (Sweden)
Tosca Structure delivered material savings of 30%, stress reduction of 26%, and maintaining efficient manufacturability— along with significant time savings. By optimizing vehicle component structures with Tosca Structure, Scania was able to reduce expensive testing and produce lighter-weight vehicles that consume less fuel and produce fewer emissions. This enabled them to meet the Euro 6 standards before deadline while fulfilling their customers’ needs.
Abaqus and Isight at Honda Motor Company (Japan)
Abaqus is used in cases of nonlinearity, vibration noise, and other highly integrated areas. Isight is used to expedite the design process by automating the evaluation of numerous design iterations to find the most effective results.
Our team is active in linear dynamics, nonlinear static, crash, tire and other simulations of the automotive industry.