Behaviour and modelling of cast aluminium rims subjected to impact loading
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The aim of this master s project is to evaluate the capabilities of the SIMLab Metal models (cast aluminium model) to predict the response including failure of a given rim subjected to impact loading conditions. The modelling has to take into account any variation in the mechanical properties mainly driven by the manufacturing process (e.g. casting process and heat treatment). The main outcome should be a reliable crash model with sufficient accuracy for industrial applications. Physical rims will be provided by Audi for material characterization as well as crash test data of the chosen rim on a component level. Furthermore, Audi will provide CAD data of the rim as a basis for a finite element model.