Homologation Support

Customer’s Objective

CAE Support For Homologation Of An Existing Vehicle To Comply With FMVSS, NCAP, IIHS Regulation Requirements And Associated NVH And Durability Performance Evaluation

Inputs Provided

  • CAD/FEA Model Of Base Vehicle Configuration
  • List Of Sub-assembly To Be Carried Over From Various Vehicles (Input CAD/FEA Model)
  • Geographies For Homologation
Software HYPERWORKS 11.0, ANSA 13.2 , PAM CRASH, LS DYNA, MSC NASTRAN, VISUAL CRASH PAM 7.0

Our Solution

  • Performed Model Changes Required In The Existing Model. (Carryover Sub-Assemblies From Various Vehicles)
  • To Reduce Time, INCLUDE File Concept Was Used . The Customer Model Was A Single FEA File Except For Tires Assembly
  • Initially Single Master Model Was Used For Evaluation, Later Fine Tuned For Each Load Case (Front / Rear / Side / Roof)
  • Multi Model Coupling Usage For Critical Sub-systems, Which Reduce The Setup Time And Total-run Time Of The Load Cases.
  • Baseline FMVSS/IIHS/NCAP Studies Were Done Along With NVH/Durability Load Cases
  • Counter-Measures Were Incorporated Into The Baseline Model And Performance Evaluation Was Undertaken For Crash/NVH And Durability Load Cases

Value Delivered To Customer

Faster Turn Around For Analysis Activity 2 Shift Operation At Creative India (18 Hours /Day). Offshore Resources Ramped Up For Multiple Simulations To Run In Parallel
Engineering Cost Savings Substantiial Cost Savings Since The Project Was Predominantly Executed in India