The Use of Finite Element Method to Develop Shock Absorbers 2005-01-4041
The present paper will show a methodology to develop shock absorbers using finite element method. It will presented which components are involved in the model from shock absorber considered by finite element method. It is presented also the procedure to create the components as well as the types of elements, formulation, parameters of mesh quality, warpage factor as well as the others parameters necessary that, must to be use for a consistent numerical results when compared with experimental data. The boundary conditions used and the procedures to apply forces will shown too. CAS Brazil use Hypermesh for pre-postprocessor and ABAQUS for solver linear and nonlinear problems. Is presented an example of the methodology as well as the validation with experimental data.