Automotive industry

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Math-in has extensive experience in cooperating with several bodies in the automotive industry.

Here are some examples of the issues addressed in the development of projects, as well as some clients, and contracts undertaken in the automotive industry.

Issues addressed in the automotive industry
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD). 
  • Mechanical or structural calculations. 3D structures. Calculations of structures with 1D and 2D reduced models (beams, shells and plates).
  • Elastic, viscoelastic and viscoplastic materials. Insulation materials.
  • Contact, adhesion and friction between structures.
  • Damage to structures: wear and damage models. Crack detection and fracture mechanics calculations.
  • Thermal or thermodynamic calculations.
  • Simulation of manufacturing processes: stamping, forging, etc.
  • Acoustic or vibroacoustic calculations.
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
  • Simulation of fluid-structure interaction problems.
  • Simulation of electromagnetics. Simulation of electronic devices.
  • Vibration design. Active and passive noise control. Development of NVH systems to reduce noise and vibration in buses.
  • Steering wheel design.
  • Numerical rating of burns due to airbag deployment.
  • Aerodynamic coefficient calculation. Numerical simulation of airflow around vehicles in paint booths.
  • Numerical characterization of materials.
  • Numerical verification of ISO standards such as coach overturning.
  • Simulation of freezing and thawing processes.
  • Thermomechanical behaviour of heat exchangers. Piezoelectric materials.
  • Support for the design of air conditioning systems for cars.
  • Production planning.
  • Control and optimization of products and processes. Non-destructive inspection techniques. Quality control.
  • Specific software consultancy. Software and computer application development. Development of symbolic manipulators.
  • Specific and customized training courses.

Contracts in the automobile industry

  • Cálculo del daño de tejidos por exposición a gases calientes.
  • Desarrollo e implementación de sistemas NVH para la reducción de ruidos y vibraciones en autobuses.
  • Simulación numérica de flujos de aire en torno a un vehículo en cabinas de pintura.
  • Simulación numérica en elastoacústica mediante elementos finitos utilizando arquitecturas paralelas. Aplicación al control activo del ruido.
  • Cálculo automático de definición numérica de moldes para materiales flexibles con injertos rígidos y superficies complejas.
  • Modelo matemático para el deshielador de parabrisas para una empresa de componentes de automoción.
Clients in the automobile industry
 
CANDEMAT. CASTROSÚA. CITRÖEN HISPANIA. DALPHI METAL. FICOTRANSPAR. FUNDACIÓN CESGA