Hyundai Motor Company is a leading automotive manufacturer who was ranked first in a J.D. Power vehicle dependability survey for three years straight in 2010. Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Seoul, Korea, Hyundai sells over 3.5 million cars per year.
Create a windshield wiper design that optimizes both wiping performance and fatigue life for all Hyundai models.
By using SIMULIA’s Abaqus Unified Finite Element Analysis (FEA) engineers at Hyundai are able to analyze both wiping and durability on the same computer model rather than in two separate FEA programs as they had previously done. They are able to manipulate numerous conditions to observe the subsequent effects on the wiper system and make educated design decisions based on their observations.
The unified analysis model enables the engineers at Hyundai to consider a wide range of design factors, which effect both wiping and durability, allowing them to achieve a lighter-weight wiper system and increase key link stiffness and reduce maximum stresses.