Composites World / NetComposites

Connecting you to the composites industry

Advertisement

NetComposites Ltd has transferred the rights and ownership of this website to Gardner Business Media Inc.

On 1st January 2020, NetComposites' media assets including netcomposites.com, newsletters and conferences were transferred to Composites World (Gardner Business Media).

This site is no longer being updated. Please direct all enquiries to netcomposites@gardnerweb.com.

For further details see our joint press release.

Tongji University ZEAL EcoPower Wins 8th Honda China Energy-Saving Sports Tournament Using Altair HyperWorks

  • Tuesday, 18th November 2014
  • 0 comments
  • Reading time: about 2 minutes

The Tongji University ZEAL EcoPower Racing Teamwon the 2014 championship of the Honda China Energy-Saving Sports Tournament using Altair’s HyperWorks, its comprehensive computer-aided engineering (CAE) suite.

The team, which hails from the Automotive Institute of Tongji University, achieved an impressive speed of 1807.653 km/ litre. The event was titled “Fun, Challenge and ECO”, and took place in Guangdong, China between the 18th and 19th October.

According to Altair, ZEAL engineers sought a simulation technology partner at the beginning of the design process, to support the team’s ambitious lightweight design goals. With significant automotive engineering consulting expertise as well as a broad software solution containing pre- and post-processing tools and multiple CAE solvers, Altair was a natural choice. Focus areas for the team include lightweight design, composite material design and optimization, crash and safety, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for aerodynamics, fuel efficiency, and flow analysis, all of which are included in HyperWorks.

During the design process, Altair explains that engineers used pre-processing tool HyperMesh for modelling and solver OptiStruct for static analysis, modal analysis, topology optimisation, and composite material optimisation. This upfront work enabled the team to design the most optimal structure without sacrificing vehicle performance.

“Winning this championship would not have been possible without Altair’s support. HyperWorks plays a crucial role in performance vehicle engineering,” commented Wang Yangming, an engineer on the team. “Also, Altair’s technical support engineers have been very helpful, creating detailed technical training courses based upon our requirements as well as providing consulting expertise to improve vehicle design and performance. We hope to continue our strong collaboration with Altair in the future.”


For more information visit:


Share this article


Categories


More News


Comments (0)

Leave your comment