nTop Live: Lightweight Design of a B-Pillar

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The B-pillar is the vertical roof support structure located between a typical vehicle’s front and rear doors. Minimize the weight of the b-pillar without compromising the safety performance for the car occupants inside collisions and roof crush.

In this nTop Live, Alec Guay / Yuki Okada, Application Engineer / Technical Marketing Engineer at nTopology, shows you how to set up a static analysis on a b-pillar and use that simulation data to drive the thickness of the shell and the tpms. They will then show you how you can mesh and export to manufacture. Understand the importance of lightweighting a b-pillar and the benefits from it.

Watch and learn how to:
-Understand the workflow on lightweighting a b-pillar
-Learn how to set up a static analysis on a b-pillar
-Use simulation data to variably thicken the shell and the tpms

Level: Intermediate
Industry: Automotive
Applications: Lightweighting, Field-Driven Design, Simulation

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Recreate the steps that Yuki followed in this nTop Training. To download all the necessary files for this training, please see this link.