Conceptual Design of a 3 Wheeler Motorbike – Composite optimization of the fairing

 

Designing a composite laminate, optimizing the same for a set of conditions with traditional methods is a real tough task. OptiStruct on the other hand offers a special technique for designing and optimizing composites. In this video we are going to design a laminate for fairing using CFRP for a given load case and optimize the same using this special three phase technique. Aim of this project is to cut the overall mass of the fairing but try to keeping the stiffness unchanged or minimal.

 

Part I: Model setup and analysis

 

Part II: Free size optimization

 

Part III: Size optimization

 

Part IV: Shuffling optimization

Thw model file can be downloaded from here ...