Faster Design Changes with HyperWorks’ Morphing Technology

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In the development of engine components PSA determines the lifetime of the intake manifold with a complex thermo mechanical calculation. Since the development process is distributed between PSA itself and a supplier, a design change of the intake manifold takes three weeks to be evaluated. For the supplier it has always been hard to correctly interpret the design improvements suggested by the PSA CAE engineers. Due to the three weeks of time, the iteration between OEM and
supplier takes, and because the overall development time is limited, the process just allowed a few design changes. Therefore the design of the manifold can become a critical task in the
engine development. With HyperWorks’ morphing technology (HyperMorph) it is possible to quickly implement design changes and hence to avoid intermediate CAD changes. With this process, only a single final CAD revision is needed when all improvements have been done. The new
workflow with HyperWorks’ morphing technology allows for a much faster evaluation cycle of two days instead of three weeks with the former process.
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