Hyper Works Improves Development Processes in Automotive Industry

  • The customer defines different specifications such as the modal analyses and dynamic loads for the development of the component. Those specifications result from the expected use of the component. In case of the automotive crossbeam, developed by PWO, the Eigen frequency of the cross car beam, when connected to the steering wheel, cannot be above a certain preset value, since undesirable vibrations would occur within the vehicle when exceeding a certain speed. Other specifications that had to be considered in the development process are not related to comfort, but rather to crash and vehicle safety. The challenge is to combine these often conflicting specifications while at the same time developing the component in a timely and cost effective manner.