ERJ staff report (DS)
Paris, France -- Apollo Tyres Ltd. is using Abaqus Unified Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software from Simulia. Dassault SystÃ¨mes, the suppliers of the software said the Simulia is helping the company grow as a preferred partner for global automotive OEMs.
In a statement, Dassault said, "Tyre development requires the evaluation of a complex combination of rubber, steel, and other layered materials. For products such as large, off-road radial tyres, testing even a few physical prototypes is expensive and time-consuming. Apollo Tyres uses Abaqus Unified FEA in the initial stages of all new-product development to evaluate alternative concepts, guide design decisions, and refine product performance."
â€œAbaqus software helps us achieve design and performance goals efficiently,â€ said P.K. Mohamed, chief of technology and R&D at Apollo Tyres. â€œRealistic simulation reduces design cycle time and cost, while enabling our engineers to evaluate design properties and optimise product performance. We selected Abaqus because it is a world-class design analysis product with specific functionalities for tyre analysis.
The statement continued, "Apollo Tyres has implemented Abaqus Unified FEA as an integral tool in the development of all categories of their radial tyres. The software provides a unified simulation environment to accelerate the evaluation of tyre durability, tread wear, vehicle handling, noise and vibration, and rolling resistance. Optimising tyre performance for these attributes plays a crucial role in improving vehicle safety, reliability, passenger comfort, and fuel economy."
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Press release from Dassault SystÃ¨mes