Optimization of a Vehicle Door to Minimize Mass
A vehicle door was optimized using HEEDS
Professional. The goal of the study was to
minimize the door mass through gauge optimization, while meeting the constraints
on stress and deflection. Six static load cases were considered for each design
HEEDS found a design that reduced the mass of the considered components by 18.6% over the
baseline design, while meeting all of the
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How to Quickly Identify Potential Runtime Errors in a HEEDS Setup
HEEDS Professional Tip
launching any HEEDS study, it is important to make sure that there are no errors
in the model setup. Unresolved errors can result in the loss of valuable
time. For example, a HEEDS study with undetected runtime errors, executed to
run unmonitored over the weekend, could result in the loss of up to three days of
tip will describe a few different techniques you can use to quickly identify potential
runtime errors without performing complete design evaluations.
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Red Cedar Welcomes New Director of Engineering
We are pleased to announce that Bruce G. Fedewa, P.E., has joined Red Cedar Technology
as our Director of Engineering. In this position, Bruce will play a key role in the successful management of Red Cedar Technology's engineering consulting services and customer support
twenty-eight years of customer-oriented engineering and project management experience to this position,
as well as proven expertise in applying CAE tools to challenging engineering analysis and design problems.
We hope you'll join us in welcoming Bruce to Red Cedar Technology!
About Our Engineering Consulting Services
Red Cedar Technology provides CAE design, analysis and optimization
services that can give your company a competitive advantage in a
Our consulting services include computer-aided
engineering (CAE) modeling, finite element analysis, design
optimization, and software customization -- from the concept stage
through final design.
Our engineering expertise and unique
design strategies are used worldwide by project development teams to
design safer cars, life-saving biomedical devices, innovative
structures for air travel and space exploration, robust manufacturing
processes, and much more.
What can we do for you? Contact Bruce to find out.
folks at Red Cedar are professional, intelligent, and exciting to work
with. With their help, we were able to optimize an extrusion design by
reducing mass significantly further than with traditional CAE methods." - Dan Casey, P.E., Senior Applications Engineer, Steelcase, Inc.
As always, we hope you have found this issue informative and interesting. If you have questions or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact us.
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