Product's Optimum Design Based on the Combination of Reverse Engineering and Finite Element Analysis
Recently, reverse engineering technology and finite element analysis (FEA) are regarded as two modern design methods in industrial fields. In this paper, the piston connecting rod of one car’s engine is taken for example, the application procedure for integration of reverse engineering and finite element analysis is introduced. Firstly, CAD geometric model is rebuilt by reverse engineering technology, which is analyzed by finite element method using ANSYS Workbench software. Peak values of the maximum stress and deformation as well as its occurrence position can be understood, thus design parameters may be improved and optimized based on the finite element results.
S. Y. Li et al., "Product's Optimum Design Based on the Combination of Reverse Engineering and Finite Element Analysis", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 467-469, pp. 335-338, 2011