Engineering 

Detailed Engineering Analysis
Material and Topology Optimization

CAD

Detailed Engineering Analysis

  • Stiffness and Strength
  • Material and Topology Optimization (see below)
  • Crash Energy Management 
  • Fatigue and Durability 
  • Structural Analysis Tools FEA and Related Software
    • ABAQUS
    • LS DYNA3D
    • MSC PATRAN
    • MSC PATRAN
    • Altair Optistruct

Material and Topology Optimization

Material and Topology Optimization

Alcoa Automotive Engineering has background with several Finite Element structural optimization tools.

  • Topology optimization tools are used to optimize the architecture for structural performance with the least mass possible. This method works particularly well for locating body members or designing castings.
  • Beam and shell models may be used with multiple loadcases to generate "optimum" section properties and thicknesses for various members.