Hi-Tech provides Computer Aided Engineering services to engineering clients seeking cost-effective design solutions for steering assemblies. We assist design engineers in developing optimized steering geometry using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for individual components. Our solutions can significantly reduce the manufacturing time-frame and consequently reduce prototyping costs, ideally suitable to meet the requirements of Tier 1, 2 and 3 manufacturers.
Hi-Tech’s CAE expertise in Steering Assemblies:
With exponential growth in the overall vehicle design modifications, it is crucial for manufacturers to preserve the actual purpose of handling and stability without affecting the vibrations resulting from uneven road conditions. In addition, technological advancements in steering systems such as collision avoidance, airbags deployment and collapsible steering columns have created an intense need for manufacturers to rely on software solutions. We at Hi-Tech assist in overcoming such complexities by FE analyses which include:
Static Structural Analysis which provides insights about the behavior of the assembly under loading conditions. It assists engineers in determining high stress developing regions leading to deformation and provides a room to modify the design accordingly.
Multi Body Dynamics to study the dynamic behavior of the overall steering assembly interlinked with components such as steering linkages, sway bar, tie rods, control arm and suspension.
Modal Analysis to understand the vibration response of the steering wheel against the vertical and transverse vibrations resulting from road conditions. This analysis can significantly assist in identifying unbalanced tire mass, steering response against uneven surfaces as well as overall steering maneuverability.
Fatigue Analysis to test the steering assembly against cyclic loads leading to fatigue failure and simultaneously improve the steering system stiffness against frontal collisions.
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