Sector: Aftermarket wheels
Customer: Italian wheel manufacturer
Material: Light aluminum alloy, gravity casting
Commitment: 90 hours
This project had been provided by the customer almost ready for production. The request was to use FEA simulations to analyze the behavior of the wheel subjected to fatigue tests – such as rotating bending and rim rolling – required by the road regulations of the German TÜV.
We identified the weak points of the rim, changed the style in order to eliminate the problems and finally removed the material where not required.
In this way, the customer saved time and money by avoiding to produce a model that would have later failed the test.