The CAD model is courtesy of GrabCAD member Ognian Kerelski. The CAD model was uploaded in STEP format. The mesh has been generated using an automated tet meshing operation and the result is shown below.
In order to calculate the response of the car rim to the weight of a car, a static analysis is performed The inner section of the rim is fixed and the lower part of the outer surface is exposed to a distributed load. This load is described by a cosine function to model the real problem as exact as possible.
The results allow a detailed assessment of the structural performance of the rim and enable the designer to improve the design early in the design process. The figure above shows the von Mises stress response of the static stress analysis. The figure below shows the displacement of the model under the defined load.