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Mechanical and Structural Systems

Welding Simulation to Optimise the Design and Development of Off Highway Construction Equipment

Understand the levels of accuracy that can be expected in a simulation with a view to establishing the state-of-the art in a commercial environment. Construction equipment is used in highly demanding structural applications across the globe for moving and removing materials from one place to another. The primary load bearing structures of these machines such as chassis’, loader arms and excavator ends are invariably arc-welded steel fabrications. Sheet steel is dominant but significant quantities of box sections and steel castings are also used. The use of arc-welded steel fabrications has proven itself durable in these highly loaded applications over many years and there is considerable qualitative experience in selecting the correct welding parameters. However, the process of designing fixtures, optimising welding parameters and validating them is a highly time-consuming iterative and expensive process. More recently, simulation tools have become available to help Design and Manufacturing Engineers optimise their design at an early stage in the process to reduce cost and time to market. Dr David Panni, JCB Group Structures Manager, outlines the historic processes for proving out fabrications and then provide case studies where up-front weld simulations have been successfully used to optimise weld parameters to reduce distortion and improve weld penetration while reducing the physical testing required.

Vertical Aerospace Making Air Travel Personal, On Demand and Carbon Free

Development of electric Urban VTOL aircraft over 3 prototypes

Industrial Application of Structural Dynamics - AWE

Presented by Dr Phil Daborn and Dr Phil Ind of AWE, this webinar will explain how structural dynamics can be used to solve industrial problems, with case study examples at the company. This is done through a careful balance of Finite Element Analysis and physical testing and case studies are presented, including how the model of an Armoured Fighting Vehicle is drastically improved through a model validation exercise, utilising; modal testing, modal analysis, test-analysis correlation and model updating. The consequences of such an activity can be significant - lives can depend on the prediction of a model.

Using Additive Manufacturing To Shape The Future

Find out how easy it can be to get started with Additive Manufacturing (3D printing); both at home and in the workplace. Throughout the webinar, you will learn how to design and print your own basic model and how Additive Manufacturing can be used alongside the traditional manufacturing methods in industry. You will gain knowledge of the principles, benefits and applications of Additive Manufacturing processes and be able to recognise the various approaches to design for Additive Manufacturing.

Welding Simulation to Optimise the Design and Development of Off Highway Construction Equipment

Understand the levels of accuracy that can be expected in a simulation with a view to establishing the state-of-the art in a commercial environment. Construction equipment is used in highly demanding structural applications across the globe for moving and removing materials from one place to another. The primary load bearing structures of these machines such as chassis’, loader arms and excavator ends are invariably arc-welded steel fabrications. Sheet steel is dominant but significant quantities of box sections and steel castings are also used. The use of arc-welded steel fabrications has proven itself durable in these highly loaded applications over many years and there is considerable qualitative experience in selecting the correct welding parameters. However, the process of designing fixtures, optimising welding parameters and validating them is a highly time-consuming iterative and expensive process. More recently, simulation tools have become available to help Design and Manufacturing Engineers optimise their design at an early stage in the process to reduce cost and time to market. Dr David Panni, JCB Group Structures Manager, outlines the historic processes for proving out fabrications and then provide case studies where up-front weld simulations have been successfully used to optimise weld parameters to reduce distortion and improve weld penetration while reducing the physical testing required.

Transmissions for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Marco Fracchia, Technical Specialist at Vocis Ltd, talks about multi-speed seamless-shift transmissions for electric and hybrid vehicles.



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