Comparing the failure behavior of a plate using 3 different materials

Introduction: When designing mechanical systems, a lot of attention is given to the materials used since they must be able to withstand high temperatures, constant dynamic motion and other kinds of stresses. While materials were earlier tested under extreme conditions, today the scenario runs differently. Materials are first tested computationally Read more…

Understanding the failure behavior of a plate

Introduction: When designing an automobile or any mechanical component, engineers pay a lot of attention to the type of material that they select. Depending largely on the forces the component frequently experiences, a range of materials are chosen and after testing each material, the best fit is determined. With the Read more…

Comparison of stress concentration on plates with different number of holes

Introduction: Does stress  act differently on a structure depending on how many cuts or holes are present in it? Does a structure’s deformation depend on the number of cuts or holes present in it? To find out the answers, we will be designing two similar plates in this project, with Read more…

Crash Analysis of a Rear Car Door into a Pole

Introduction: When performing crash analysis, one of the common tests that engineers perform is check the integrity of the rear car door. In this project, we will perform the same test using a simulation. This project deals with analysis of a rear door of a car crashing into a pole. Read more…

FSI analysis on the side view mirror of a car

Introduction: When a car travels through air, it basically pushes the air aside, causing the air to flow along the body. This flow of air along the car body impacts the forces acting on the car. The earlier models of cars which were box-shaped generated an increased amount of drag Read more…

Top universities for Finite Element Methods (FEM) in Europe

When studying the effect of forces and pressures on a structure, it would be difficult to understand the effect in certain areas. So, for better analysis, we replace the structure with miniature finite elements. Then we solve the effect of the force inside each element to understand how the force Read more…

Frontal Crash analysis of a roll cage

Introduction:  This project deals with the analysis of the roll Cage for the Formula Student Car. In a Formula Student Car, the roll cage is one of the main components. It forms the structure or the main frame of the vehicle on which other parts like engine, steering, and transmission Read more…

Structural Analysis on a Disc Brake and Brake Pad assembly

Introduction: A brake assembly is one of the components in any automobile that undergoes frequent stress and strain. In this project, a disc brake and a brake pad is designed, assembled and analyzed for the stresses experienced by the system gradually. DESIGN: The components and specifications used are: Components designed Read more…

What exactly is Finite element analysis? How would one explain the basic concept to an undergrad friend?

Let’s say that we want to study how a cube shaped block of wood would crack up when hit with a hammer. We can simply take a wooden block and hit it to see what would happen. The cube might crack up or even break into pieces, depending on how Read more…