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Develop guidelines for Finite Element Analysis

About the company

ÅF is an engineering and design company within the fields of energy, industry and infrastructure. We create sustainable solutions for the next generation through talented people and technology. We are based in Europe and our business and clients are found all over the world.

ÅF Making Future.

About the job

Develop guidelines for Finite Element Analysis of cast aluminum chassis components

Objective
Chassis components made from cast aluminum have become increasingly common, where the main benefit is weight saving compared to using steel. A critical aspect when designing parts of cast aluminum is to consider the brittle behavior of the material, which is also its main disadvantage when compared to ductile steel. This requires reliable and efficient simulation methods to ease development and achieve good results.

Methods
Literature studies of FE analysis of brittle materials and recommended ways to present stress and strains.

Compare different simplifications of modelling press fit, pretensioned bolts and clamped flanges to more detailed modeling and to results from physical tests.

Compare results using different post-processing methods to available test results.

Summarize and update existing documents regarding clamping and bolt pretension.

Develop guidelines and document in method documents.

Deliverables
A report including:

• Modelling guidelines for press fit, pretensioned bolts and clamped flanges on cast aluminum components
• Post processing guidelines for durability evaluation of cast aluminum components

Who are you?

You are currently pursuing a master thesis to finish your studies in Automotive Engineering or Applied Mechanics.

We offer

We are looking for someone who wants to be part of ÅF’s success story. Are you passionate about technology development? Do you like to work together to find the best solution? Then we can offer you career opportunities in a modern workplace with challenging assignments and exciting projects all over the world.

The ÅF Group is ranked as one of Sweden’s most popular employer among engineers. At ÅF you will be involved in developing innovative and sustainable solutions within infrastructure, energy and industry. We are always looking for the sharpest skills that can create a future society together with us. We hope you will learn as much from us as we will learn from you.

Contact information

Annika Aleryd
+46 105058074
Annika.Aleryd@afconsult.com

Robert Hansson
+46 105057265
robert.hansson@afconsult.com

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