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Guest Blog: Results Validation at Curtin Motorsport

Curtin Motorsport ANSYS chassis model

In February 2014, Curtin Motorsport Team’s Frame & Body Technical Lead Nisarg Thakrar and Chassis Thesis Project Lead John Christensen conducted torsional stiffness validation testing on the team’s 2012 chassis. The purpose of this physical testing was to determine the chassis’ actual torsion stiffness value and to validate the results predicted through FEA simulations performed…

Simulation Driving the Transport Industry

LEAP Australia recently ran a webinar demonstrating some of the processes and factors to consider when embarking on the simulation driven design process. Watch the recording below: Earlier this year, Melbourne hosted the 2014 International Truck, Trailer & Equipment Show (ITTES) and – amidst declining automotive, mining and manufacturing industries in Australia – the event…

An Overview of Methods for Modelling Bolts in ANSYS

Bolted joints are commonly used to assemble mechanical structures. Modelling bolts for three-dimensional finite element applications has always been a tricky proposition because the details of bolt geometric features usually result in large model size and high computational cost. Therefore, efficient methods to model bolts are always desirable.   The approach to modelling bolts usually…

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