RIGHTWEIGHT Challenge 13

Challenge purpose: Topology optimisation on shell elements to strategically cut out material from metal sheets

Main section of application: 

  • Automotive

Main cross-cutting topics: 

  • Design & smart functions
  • Manufacturing & assembly
  • Characterization & modelling
  • Material supply & development

Scope of the challenge

  • Formed metal sheets are very frequently used within agricultural vehicles. Within simulation (FEA) packages, they are often represented as shell elements.  

Challenge objectives

  • CNHi would like to have a topology-based shell element optimization. This optimization method should identify regions that can safely be removed/cut out from metal sheets in order to save additional weight. 

Can you provide a solution to this challenge?

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Cluster NMWP.NRW

Der Landescluster NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik.NRW handelt im öffentlichen Auftrag mit Sitz in Düsseldorf und entstand 2009 im Rahmen der Exzellenzinitiative der nordrhein-westfälischen Landesregierung zur Stärkung der Position NRWs in den Bereichen...more...