workshop

FEA in Formula Student and Formula SAE

About this workshop

Aerodynamics and CFD are only one part of the equation when designing a Formula Student race car. Finite Element Analysis is another fast an convenient tool for approximating solutions to a variety of complicated engineering problems involving structural components and overheating.

SimScale and Formula Student Germany have again joined forces to offer a free workshop – this time about structural analysis and thermal management in vehicle design. During the 2-session course, students will receive a hands-on, interactive introduction to the Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis and Thermal Analysis. Completing the course will enable participants to improve the structural integrity and performance of their own car design.

Every session comes with an optional homework assignment. Submitting all homework assignments will qualify participants for a Certificate of Completion. All participants have free access to SimScale with all the required simulation features.

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December

6

Session 1 – Introduction to Structural Analysis

7:00 p.m CET / 1:00 p.m. ET

December

13

Session 2 – Introduction to Thermal Analysis

7:00 p.m CET / 1:00 p.m. ET

Meet your Instructors

Session 1

Session 1 - Introduction to Structural Analysis

December 6th 2017 7:00 p.m CET / 1:00 p.m. ET

The first session will introduce the participants to the Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis (FEA). As a hand-on exercise, participants will perform a static structural analysis of the front upright of a Formula Student car.

Homework Assignment - Session 1

Deadline: December 17th 11:59 pm CET

Session 2

Session 2 - Introduction to Thermal Analysis

December 13th 2017 7:00 p.m CET / 1:00 p.m. ET

The second session will focus on thermal analysis and cooling. Participants will learn about different thermal analysis types. As a hand-on exercise, participants will perform a heat transfer analysis of the cooling system of the electrical motor.

Homework Assignment - Session 2

Deadline: December 24th 11:59 pm CET