Getting Started with Simulation on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform #8: What’s the Life of My E-Bike?

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Working Together

In this live webinar, you will see how utilizing SOLIDWORKS® with 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation can help you catch structural problems, such as excessive strain and fatigue, earlier in the process, preventing potential downstream costs and delays.

We will cover various topics, including the reasons to use durability testing instead of only a stress analysis, base metal fatigue and weld fatigue differences, and a brief history of fatigue analysis and why strain-based analysis is now preferred.

SOLIDWORKS enables you to create detailed and accurate models, while 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation can analyze the durability of your SOLIDWORKS designs. The design and simulation combination (MODSIM) enables quicker detection of design flaws and potential product failures. Integrating 3D CAD and FEA technologies is a comprehensive, cost-effective, and efficient approach to optimizing your designs.

Understanding Structural Integrity and Durability Issues

Addressing structural integrity issues in the mechanical design phase is crucial for ensuring safety, durability, and performance.

Utilizing the right materials can add more strength and durability to your designs. The frame, including the front fork and suspension, should be designed to handle the additional weight and stress from the battery and motor, not to mention the forces introduced by increased speeds. You may need to consider using thicker materials, stronger joints, and enhanced shock absorbers.

3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation will allow you to quickly analyze the e-bike model using a variety of materials and design approaches under different load conditions to identify potential failure points. By iterating designs, while leveraging simulation, you can optimize the structure of the model to be both lightweight and strong.

Staying on top of structural integrity issues throughout the entire design process will enhance the product’s overall safety and longevity and help you reach your cost and time-to-market targets.

Learn More

As you will see in the webinar, the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables you to easily share your designs with others in real time with a web-based viewer—no CAD or simulation software required. Collaboration with team members, including suppliers and customers, is simplified. Therefore, decision-making is streamlined as all stakeholders can participate by accessing SOLIDWORKS files from the office, at home, or anywhere with an internet connection.

You can experience seamless collaboration with the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform, accessing it from any location with an internet connection. On the platform, your designs and simulation studies are just a few clicks away, fostering efficient teamwork and faster innovation.

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Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.