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ADINA in the Automotive Industry

For over 2 decades ADINA has been extensively used in different industries around the world including automotive, heavy machinery, biomedical, civil and construction, energy, consumer goods, research; among others. In this News, we present an overview of the applications of ADINA in the automotive industry.

For the following reasons, ADINA is an attractive analysis tool for the problems usually encountered in the car industry:

  • In addition to the built-in model generation and meshing capabilities of the ADINA System, it also provides interfaces to many CAD/CAE softwares for easy importing of the model geometries and meshes. The results of the analysis can be visualized either inside the ADINA User Interface or can be exported to other CAE softwares for visualization purposes. For detailed information please see our page on ADINA CAD/CAE Interfaces.

  • ADINA offers a comprehensive set of solution capabilities for solving linear or highly nonlinear, static/dynamic, implicit/explicit structural problems which may include large deformations/strains, severe material nonlinearities and contact conditions. ADINA also offers a wide range of material models and reliable and efficient element technology which is crucial in obtaining reliable solutions in complex analyses usually encountered in the automotive industry. For more information please see our page on ADINA Structures.

  • In ADINA, different physical fields can be modeled within the same software environment. Analysts can solve structural, heat transfer and CFD problems seamlessly inside the ADINA System without the need to license other programs.

  • Many problems in the car industry involve interaction between several physical fields such as fluid-structure interaction and thermo-mechanical coupling. ADINA offers a comprehensive array of multiphysics capabilities that can effectively address such problems.

  • ADINA offers fast and robust equation solvers that can speed up the design cycle for the large finite element models usually encountered in modeling bulky components of the car (e.g., engine blocks). For more details please see our News on ADINA 3D iterative solver.

Examples of Application of ADINA in the Automotive Industry

Here we present several examples highlighting different areas of application of ADINA in the automotive industry:

  1. Occupant Safety
  2. Specular Radiation of a Car Headlamp
  3. Engine Block Assemblies
  4. Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS)
  5. Fuel Pump
  6. Disk Brakes
  7. Airbag Deployment
  8. Exhaust Manifolds
  9. Shock Absorbers
  10. Hydraulic Engine Mounts (Hydromounts)
  11. Gaskets
  12. Different Types of Valves
  13. Metal Forming of Different Car Components
  14. Rubber Modeling

1. Occupant Safety

Analysis features used: contact, large deformation, material nonlinearity, rupture, Nastran file import




Car Door Side Impact (Mesh)





Car Door Side Impact (View from the Top)

Example 1        Example 2


2. Specular Radiation of a Car Headlamp        3. Engine Block Assemblies
 
       4. Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS)
Analysis features used: CFD, specular radiation, thermal stress        Analysis features used: Nastran file import, 3D iterative solver, bolt modeling        Analysis features used: Fluid-structure interaction (FSI), large displacement
Example       

Example 1       Example 2

      

Example



5. Fuel Pump

Analysis features used: Fluid-structure interaction (FSI), contact



Example


6. Disk Brakes

Analysis features used: thermo-mechanical coupling (TMC), contact, heat generated by frictional contact, large displacement



Example 1        Example 2


7. Airbag Deployment

Analysis features used: Implicit dynamic, FSI, large deformation, MITC shell elements, contact

Example


8. Exhaust Manifolds

Analysis features used: Thermal fluid-structure interaction, Nastran file import, Ensight post-processing, CFD, SST, k-ε and k-ω turbulence models



Example 1        Example 2        Example 3


9. Shock Absorbers

Analysis features used: Nastran file import, contact, implicit dynamic, FSI



Example 1        Example 2        Example 3


10. Hydraulic Engine Mounts (Hydromounts)        11. Gaskets
 
       12. Different Types of Valves
Analysis features used: FSI, contact, hyperelastic material, ALE, implicit dynamic        Analysis features used: contact, material nonlinearity, bolt modeling        Analysis features used: FSI, CFD, high-speed compressible flow

Example 1          Example 2
Example 3          Example 4

      

Example
 

      

Example 1       Example 2
 



13. Metal Forming of Different Car Components

Analysis features used: contact, large strain, material nonlinearity, MITC shell elements



Deep Drawing of an Oil Pan

Example 1        Example 2


14. Rubber Modeling

Analysis features used: Hyperelastic material, large strain, contact

Application areas: tires, rubber boots, door seals, etc.



Example


Keywords:
Automotive industry, car roof crush, car headlamp, engine block assembly, ABS valve, fuel pump, disk brake, car door seal, airbag, exhaust manifold, shock absorber, hydraulic engine mount, gasket, rotating-disk-activated valves, check valve, powertrain, occupant safety, rollover, crashworthiness, side impact

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