Fatigue Durability Analysis Based on FE Modeling Support System for Arc-Welded Members in Automobile Suspension Module
In an early stage of design process for the lower arm in automobile suspension module, an easy and fast FE modeling, static and durability analysis supported by parametric study considering its geometric changes are required. The FE modeling support system has been developed, which is implemented on the platform of MSC.Patran. The CAD file produced by taking into account of automatic 3D parametric model in CATIA V5 can be transferred to this system. For the process automation of various design activities including the parametric study, human interactions are excluded practically, in which all processes are dealt with the XML-wrapper, and in- and output data are linked each other and treated in the engineering data management. The developed FE modeling support system reduces time and cost to design and analyze engineering problems.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
S. H. Han et al., "Fatigue Durability Analysis Based on FE Modeling Support System for Arc-Welded Members in Automobile Suspension Module", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 2065-2068, 2007