Mazda Motor Corporation

Mazda, an award-winning, world-renowned corporation, is a leading brand in the global market. With more than 20 subsidiaries world-wide, Mazda is at the forefront of innovation in the automobile industry today.

The Challenge

Mazda needed to balance improved performance against reduction in weight in the CX-5 model.

Dassault Systèmes Response

Abaqus finite element analysis (FEA) evaluated strength, durability of body components, and thermal stress of powertrain components in vehicle development. With Isight for process automation and design exploration, Mazda could more readily understand the limitations of their designs after their Design of Experiment studies.

Benefits

Mazda achieved their goal of a 3.4% reduction in weight over the previous design of the CX-5.