In its ongoing race to advance bike performance, Trek wanted to expand the use of realistic simulation in their design cycle across multiple bike programs. In particular, Trek engineers wanted to better understand how bikes performed under the real-world stunt rides of its professional racers.
By pairing SIMULIA’s Abaqus with the True- Load add-on, Trek engineers could set up a test environment that quantified the loads created in the field during extreme scenarios so they could compare that data to current lab results to determine whether they needed to develop new tests or modify existing ones.
Simulation provided new insights into the loading environment during extreme- use cases that will help Trek take its bikes to the next level of performance without over designing. The larger Trek engineering group can now tap into these capabilities and leverage field data to improve lab testing processes and enhance product performance across the enterprise.