Structural simulation & materials

The basis of a structural design that meets the requirements is a comprehensive understanding of the available materials as well as their production and joining technology, but also the adequate modelling of the structures with the aid of the finite element method (FEM). fka has many years of experience in the use of all FEM solvers and optimization tools commonly used in the industry, coupled with expertise in the material behavior of metals, polymers and composite materials. This allows the consideration of all relevant material properties from the elastic range to material damage and ultimately failure. Combined with our knowledge of the respective manufacturing technologies and automotive requirements, we can offer our customers a material-specific structural design.

Comprehensive Engineering Support and Consulting
  • Development of new modelling techniques for special problems (e. g. pressure vessels, battery cells, actuators,…)
  • Background knowhow (e. g. lightweight design, safety, material selection, BIW, concept development, regulations, trends,…)
  • Testing coordination and organization
  • Load case selection and derivation
  • Validation
  • Definition of evaluation criteria
  • Automation of pre- and post-processing
Structural Analyses

Structural analyses on all detail levels:

  • Total vehicles (e. g. legal and consumer protection tests)
  • Sub-systems (e. g. battery tray, b-pillar, bumper, hood)
  • Components (e. g. crash boxes, bumper beams, wheel rims)
  • Coupons (e. g. material tests, joining)

in the following disciplines:

  • Stiffness and strength, NVH
  • Static and dynamic analyses
  • Short term dynamics (crash)
  • Aerodynamics, CFD
Material Modelling and Characterization

Detailed information can be found here.

Numerical Optimization
  • Topology, topography
  • Multi-parameter optimization
  • Multi-disciplinary optimization
  • Laminate optimization
  • Structural design optimization
Vehicle Safety & VRU Protection

Detailed information can be found here.

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Dr. Ralf Matheis
Manager Structural Simulation & Materials

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