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Crashworthiness Analysis using HyperMesh and Radioss

A comprehensive course on crashworthiness assessment of passenger car vehicles using Altair products. This course is highly suited for beginners

12 weeks long course | 100% Online

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Project based learning with 3 industry level projects that learners can showcase on LinkedIn.

Learn Key Tools & Technologies HyperMesh, Radioss

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Syllabus

This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • This course is designed keeping in mind an industry beginner or graduating student in focus.
  • This course is designed to provide a deep dive into the Crashworthiness industry.
  • It provides the knowledge right from the basics of FEA applied to crashworthiness, hands-on experience with industrial tools such as HyperWorks and RADIOSS, and a look into how this is applied towards passing crashworthiness standards. 

Course Syllabus

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Week 01 - Basics of Crashworthiness Physics, FEA Concepts and CAE Process

  • In the first module you will learn about different types of analysis, the difference between implicit and explicit analysis, different non-linearities and, along with this, you will also bust the myth that ‘strong structure equates safe structure" by teaching you about:
    • Meaning of crash safety for a vehicle.
    • The Law of conservation of energy is applied to a car crash.
    • Basic concepts of FEA, such as linear-nonlinear, static-dynamic, implicit-explicit analysis, their differences, and the guidelines on how to choose a method for a given FEA problem are explained.

Week 02 - Introduction to HyperMesh

  • HyperMesh is one of the most popular Finite Element Preprocessor used to generate meshes
  • of complex models. In this module, you will learn the GUI of HyperMesh, various elements available in FEA like 1D, 2D, and 3D elements, how to choose the element depending on the geometry by covering topics such as:
    • Overview of Pre-Processors and their importance in FEA Processes
    • Primary introduction to GUI of HyperMesh, toolbars, and basic operations

Week 03 - Geometry Editing in HyperMesh

  • Learning to mesh geometries is an important step in performing FEA. Therefore, we will extensively cover the topic by which the students can understand, geometry clean up, tools available for geometry cleanups, 
    • Using an edited geometry to generate a mid-surface and an appropriate 2D mesh with regards to mesh flow, trias, and mesh size, by various methods.
    • Using the geometry tools to clean up the distorted geometry.

Week 04 - Meshing – 1D, 2D & 3D and Mesh Quality Check

  • In this section, you will learn about 1D, 2D, and 3D meshing, what mesh quality is and how to improve it, before exporting the meshed model to the specific solver.
    • Using an edited geometry to generate a mid-surface and an appropriate 2D mesh with regards to mesh flow, trias, and mesh size, by various methods
    • Using the geometry to create a 3D mesh using various methods.
    • Meaning of mesh quality and ways to control and improve it
    • Types of 1D elements, their specifications, and creation
    • Exporting a meshed model from HyperMesh in the specified solver format

Week 05 - Introduction to Radioss

  • In this section, you will learn what an explicit solver is, what an engine file and a starter file are, and their significance, as well as what an out file is and how to read this out file.
    • Overview of Radioss: An Explicit FEA Solver for Crashworthiness
    • Essential Radioss input files, their significance, and format
    • An overview of output files and their significance

Week 06 - Element Properties and Materials

  • In this section, you will learn about the various element formulations available for different types of elements in the Radioss and their applications, how to assign thickness to the component, and also various parameters available in the property card and their significance. 
    Similarly, you will also learn about the various material cards available in Radioss and their use cases along with their failure criteria.
    • Application of thickness and dimensional properties, integration points for 1D, 2D, and 3D elements
    • Study and application of concepts such as material intrinsic properties, failure criteria, non-linearity, plasticity, and hyper-elasticity into a material model.

week 07 - HyperCrash, HyperView and HyperGraph

  • In this section, you will learn about a new application that was developed by Altair exclusively to set up crash simulations, and along with this, you will be learning the GUI of Hypercrash. You will also be introduced to Hyperview and HyperGraph, where you will learn how to post-process the simulation results.
    • An Introduction to HyperCrash, a specialized preprocessor for Radioss
    • Introduction to HyperView and HyperGraph as post-processing tools in the FEA process

Week 08 - Interface (Contact) Modelling

  • Interface modeling will be a complex topic that you can find in any solver. Here you will learn what contact is and how it works, what the different parameters you need to look into while defining a contact in a model are, and what the different types of contacts are and their use cases.
    • Concepts of an interface between given components, penalty formulation method, contact stiffness, gap, penetration, interference, and tied interfaces
    • Creation of various types of interfaces and removing any errors or interferences

Week 09 - Boundary Conditions Setup

  • In this section, you will learn how to set up a proper boundary condition for any given simulation, what the different types of loading conditions are, and the different types of joints available in Radioss
    • Setup of static and dynamic loading conditions such as velocity, acceleration, a constraint on degree of freedom, rigid walls, spot welds, and seam welds.

Week 10 - Simulation Control

  • In this section, you will learn about the concept of the time step and how it can be optimized to increase the speed of the simulation, and also the concept of mass scaling. You will also understand the various control cards available in Radioss and their use cases.
    • Control of simulation in terms of the time step, accuracy, run time, types of outputs

Week 11 - Checks and Debugs

  • In this section, you will learn the various checks you should do before running the simulation and also how to debug a simulation along with its approach.
    • Using diagnostic methods, check for and debug any errors in the model.

Week 12 - Airbag and its Modelling in FEA

  • In this section, you will exclusively learn about the physics of an airbag in crash scenarios and how to model them in Radioss. You will be learning about two types of airbags (with vent and without vent).
    • The concept of an airbag in FEA, its modeling methods and challenges with an example

Week 13 - Occupant Injury Criteria

  • In this section, you will learn how the injury criteria are calculated in the actual crash test environment and how they affect the rating of the vehicle. You will also learn about the dummy standards that are used in crash testing.
    • Various occupant injury criteria are currently being considered while determining the crashworthiness and safety performance of a car.

Week 14 - Crashworthiness Standards

  • In this section, you will learn about the standards followed in different ENCAPs
    • The basic elements of the most popular crashworthiness standards, the criteria used to determine crashworthiness performance, and methods to measure this in the FEA model are all studied.

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Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 3 Projects that are available in this program.

Frontal Crash of a NEON Dodge Model in FMVSS Regulation

In this project, the students will set up the case for the frontal crash of a NEON Dodge Model. They will also simulate the results and prepare a report for the same.

Side Pole Impact Analysis of NEON Dodge Model in FMVSS Regulation

In this project, the student will set up the case for the side crash of the NEON Dodge Model and analyse the side pole impact from the results.

Roof Crush Analysis of a NEON Doge Model in FMVSS Regulation

In this project, you will set up the case for the roof crash. You'll also analyse the results and report it.

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

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Gain a better understanding of a vehicle's structural integrity with the Crashworthiness Analysis using HyperMesh and Radioss course.

In this course, you will learn how to use HyperMesh and Radioss for meshing cars, essential in the automotive and aerospace industries. This course helps you use a solver, Radioss, to analyze frontal, side, and roof car crashes. You will also learn HyperMesh, programmed to design models for car crash simulations.

The pre-requisite for the course is engineering in mechanical, aerospace, automotive disciplines or undergraduates who are pursuing engineering. The course deals with the structural integrity of vehicles after sustaining damage in a crash. It will impart skills to set up cases for straightforward stimulations, error debugging, and post-process analysis.

The course fees are flexible, ranging from Rs. 7000 to Rs. 15,000.

Who Should Take the Crashworthiness Analysis using HyperMesh and Radioss Course?

Skill-Lync has designed the HyperMesh course for engineers and engineering aspirants from the mechanical, aerospace, or automotive streams. Freshers interested in getting hands-on experience working on real-time projects on HyperMesh, Radioss, and FEA can enrol in the online course.

Engineers from any discipline and professionals with an engineering background who want a higher education can participate in the HyperMesh certification course to learn the skills required to work as CAE modelers and CAE analysts in the automotive industry.

What Will You Learn?

You will begin the HyperMesh course by learning the fundamentals of crashworthiness physics, the CAE process, and FEA concepts. It will offer you guidelines in selecting the right solution to an FEA problem, applying the law of energy conservation to a car crash, and conducting diverse analyses. 

The course will introduce you to Radioss, where you will learn to identify input files, their formats, output files, and their significance. 

The HyperMesh certification course works as a bridge between academics and hands-on knowledge, and you will have three projects. 

The first project is a frontal crash of the NEON Dodge Model in FMVSS regulation, and you will learn to set up the case for the frontal crash stimulation from scratch and work on the post-processing results.  

The second and third projects help you understand the simulations of side and roof crashes.

 Skills You Will Gain

  • You will learn HyperMesh for preprocessing, HyperCrash, and Radioss for solving governing equations.
  • You will learn to select, filter, and discard projects based on their feasibility. 
  • You will gain the structural analysis skill to design vehicles that ensure maximum passenger safety and reduce crash costs.

Key Highlights of the Course

  • All the course participants receive a course completion certificate, and the top 5% will receive merit certificates.
  • The HyperMesh online course is eight months long.  
  • The hands-on practice on real-time industry projects adds substantial value to learners' portfolios.
  • Technical support is available to clear any doubts that may arise during the course. 

Career Opportunities after Taking the Course

The Crashworthiness Analysis using HyperMesh and Radioss course will teach you the skills necessary to become a crash safety analysis engineer.

As the projects are all industry-based, you can showcase all your projects in your profile as it adds value to them. Companies like Renault Nissan technology and business centre, Tata Motors, etc., hire crashworthiness analysis engineers. 

FAQs on Crashworthiness Analysis using HyperMesh and Radioss

1. What is HyperMesh?

Hyperworks provides a magnificent software called HyperMesh. It is essential for meshing complicated structures and is indispensable in crashworthiness analysis.

2. How do group calls help in learning the course better? 

All the course participants and three support engineers will be present on the call. The learners can freely ask queries and receive solutions. Participants who do not have doubts can also join in and learn from the questions put forth by others.

3. How will I benefit from the HyperMesh course?

Your participation in the HyperMesh course will give you hands-on knowledge of the domain. The HyperMesh certification course adds value to your CV and gives you an edge over your competitors in the job market.

4. What makes the Skill-Lync HyperMesh certification course the best?

The real-time projects add to your engineering experience and add value to your portfolio. The support engineers are attentive to the needs of the learners, clear their doubts quickly, and monitor their progress so that they don’t lose interest and give up the course before completion. 

5. How much time will I need to dedicate to the HyperMesh course daily?

You will need to spend two hours daily in self-study to complete the course.

Instructors profiles

Our courses are designed by leading academicians and experienced industry professionals.

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1 industry expert

Our instructors are industry experts along with a passion to teach.

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6 years in the experience range

Instructors with 6 years extensive industry experience.

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Areas of expertise

  • Automotive Systems

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