I am pleased to invite you to hear the presentation of Saeid Emami, Director of CAE at Nikola Motors at the Global 3DEXPERIENCE Modeling & Simulation Virtual Conference, on November 17.
A vehicle development program comes along with many challenges, especially when there are no design predecessors, for instance due to vehicle electrification. At the same time, this is a rare opportunity to explore new design ideas with recently advanced analytical methods, as well as manufacturing processes, and materials. This presentation showcases an innovative workflow for developing a tubular vehicle frame with no legacy data. In this scheme, 1-dimensional beams are initially used to identify, validate and optimize load paths. Based on this, a 3D parametric simulation is automatically generated to further validate and confirm the design. The 1D model is built using SFE CONCEPT where the data points are automatically fed into. Simulations are done in ABAQUS and optimized throughout the process using Isight.