FEM / Kinematik

ANSYS DesignSpace

Overview

Nunc non enim. Morbi pulvinar posuere augue. Cras vitae lorem. Curabitur The AGCO Corporation is based in Duluth, Georgia, (U.S.A.), and is the third largest manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment in the world. The AGCO product line comprises tractors, combines, sprayers, harvesting machines and implements.

Fendt from Marktoberdorf, Germany has been part of the AGCO Corporation since 1997. It is the high-tech brand for the corporation?s most demanding customers. The Fendt product range includes seven tractor lines, with power output segments ranging from 48 kW to 228 kW, as well as combines, and square and round balers.

Testimonial

Easy, steady handling enables us to optimize the shape, stiffness and stability of a component - fast. This means we discover any possible weak points in our parts during the initial phases of product development. DesignSpace is a cost-effective program which introduced us to topological optimization.

Dr. Heinz Böhler / Eberhard Würtele, Manager / Engineer FEA Projects, AGCO GmbH & Co. OHG

Challenge

Redesigning a crossmember for an epicyclical gear in the rear axle:

  • Most efficient use of materials
  • As lightweight as possible
  • Excellent levels of stiffness and stability

Solution

Use of the DesignSpace topology optimization:

  • Automatic selection of shape
  • New design based on suggested shape
  • Less manual modeling and analysis of designs
  • A weight increase of just 8%, led to a 50% increase in stiffness

Benefits

  • New ideas for working out the best shape
  • Quick results permit a target-oriented design process
  • Cutting down on the number of construction and analysis loops
  • Innovative component construction
  • Safeguarding our top position in the corporation
  • Greater competitiveness