Loads Cascading for Full Vehicle Component Design 2020-01-0762
Frequency domain methods of analysis are now being used for the evaluation of fatigue for large vehicle systems and these methods offer advantages over equivalent time domain approaches in a number of ways, including analysis efficiency and the usefulness of derived results. One big potential advantage is to be able to do localized sub-component analysis using “cascaded” loads. Such sub-components can be analyzed with refined parameters such as more sophisticated damping. Local parts can also be re-analyzed at a different phase in the design program. This paper will demonstrate the approach and show examples of the method.
Neil Bishop, Philipp Roemelt, Andy Woodward, Christoph Hallet
CAEfatigue, Ltd., Ford Motor Co. of Europe Inc., Desktop Engineering Ltd., Ford Motor Co. Europe Inc.