Testing virtual prototype of a new product in two simulation environments

Krzysztof Łukaszewicz


This paper is a case study conducted to present an approach to the process of designing new products using virtual prototyping. During the first stage of research a digital geometric model of the vehicle was created. Secondly it underwent a series of tests utilising the multibody system method in order to determine the forces and displacements in selected construction nodes of the vehicle during its movement on an uneven surface. In consequence the most dangerous case of loads was identified. The obtained results were used to conduct detailed strength testing of the bicycle frame and changes its geometry. For the purposes of this case study two FEA software environments (Inventor and SolidWorks) were used. It has been confirmed that using method allows to implement the process of creating a new product more effectively as well as to assess the influence of the conditions of its usage more efficiently. It was stated that using of different software environments increases the complexity of the technical process of production preparation but at the same time increases the certainty of prototype testing. The presented example of simulation calculations made for the bicycle can be considered as a useful method for calculating other prototypes with high complexity of construction due to its systematized character of chosen conditions and testing procedure. It allows to verify the correctness of construction, functionality and perform many analyses, which can contribute to the elimination of possible errors as early as at the construction stage.
Author Krzysztof Łukaszewicz (FEM / DPM)
Krzysztof Łukaszewicz,,
- Department of Production Management
Journal seriesManagement and Production Engineering Review, ISSN 2080-8208, e-ISSN 2082-1344, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.55
Keywords in EnglishCAD, FEA, dynamic simulation, virtual prototyping
ASJC Classification1403 Business and International Management; 1405 Management of Technology and Innovation; 1407 Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management; 1803 Management Science and Operations Research; 2209 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
URL http://mper.org/mper/images/archiwum/2019/nr3/12-417.pdf
Internal identifierROC 19-20
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Other open licence; with publication
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 12-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.573
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