Applications

Optimization of a Motorbike Composite Swing-ArmOptimization of a Motorbike Composite Swing-Arm

Optimization of a Motorbike Composite Swing-Arm

A feasibility study aiming at replacing the single-sided swing-arm for high performance MV Agusta F4 1000R and “Brutale” 990R/1090RR motorcycles made in aluminium alloy with a Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) composite. A multi-objective approach was used, searching for solutions that minimized weight but maximized the torsional stiffness. The optimization process involved sixty design variables, which described composite laminate evolution in the swing-arm, together with eighteen constraint functions, including ramp-rate manufacturing constraint over the whole structure.

Optimization of a Radial Turbine NozzleOptimization of a Radial Turbine Nozzle

Optimization of a Radial Turbine Nozzle

Multi-objective Genetic Algorithms have been used together with Adaptive Response Surfaces to optimize the fluid dynamic performances of an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Radial Turbine Nozzle. Nexus has been coupled with a state-of-the-art CFD solver in order to assist the design of the ORC turbines. …


Optimization of Tractor Front Axle SupportOptimization of Tractor Front Axle Support

Optimization of Tractor Front Axle Support

iChrome’s software solutions, Nexus and Shaper, have been used by Same Deutz-Fahr, a leading tractor manufacturer, to achieve weight reductions and an overall performance increase of complex 3D assemblies such as Front Axle Supports. An overall weight saving of 15% compared to the previously design has been globally achieved. …