Design and Simulation Services
Dipolo helps clients find new efficient product designs, or improve existent ones.
Our approach to engineering services is based on use of advanced simulation that is employed to swiftly mock up several product configurations, test multi-attribute performance, structural resistance, NVH performance, and provide timely, reliable results, with limited expense for the client.
Count on us to ensure viability and desired performance levels of new designs and technologies, early-on in the development cycle, or find powerful improvement solutions for current designs.
Concept Design and System Requirements
Allow Dipolo to support you in the initial phases of product conception, choosing among new designs, and technologies.
Before CAD creation, 0D/1D simulation software is used in Dipolo to assess the best sizing of new components and systems.
Our tools grant us to verify the dynamic performance of the new design, providing data on design behaviour at various working conditions and feasibility very early in the product development cycle.
Design and Virtual Analysis
Dipolo engages high skilled professional resources with manifold experience throughout product conception, development and design.
Digital Mock-up, Packaging analysis, Stack-Up analysis, D-FMEA, DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) complete the wide range of design-related services.
Weight Reduction and Shape Optimization
Weight reduction and structural resistance are often analysed down-stream in the development process, with higher expense and hurdles for the engineering department. With basic information on the loads, and the maximum package space of the component, Dipolo can provide optimized, minimum weight, structurally-efficient 3D designs, while keeping manufacturing constraints, and conflicting natural modes in mind.
In Dipolo are used multi-objective optimization software to detect the best combination of design parameters necessary to reach desired performance levels, whilst ensuring the respect of imposed or required constraints.
Finite Element Modelling and Analysis
- Linear / non-linear static and modal analyses
- Frequency response analyses (FRF)
- Analysis of the behaviour of advanced materials, such as Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) or Metal Matrix Composites (MMC)
- Post-buckling analysis
- Bonding failure analysis
- Damage progression analysis
In recent years, the vibro-acoustic comfort has become an increasingly important aspect in the design and development of new vehicles; this, along with the need of the industry to minimize time and engineering costs, creates the ideal scenario for the use of the CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) approach, aiming to study, forecast and solve NVH issues.
Our approach couples testing activities with advanced 0D/1D linear/frequency/modal analyses and torsional vibration analyses to detect issue root causes and perform virtual tests in order to identify the model with the optimal NVH responses.
Prevent to Reaction
NVH Computer Aided Engineering allows us not only to detect faults and / or failures of current/new designs, but also to advance implementation of changes usually carried out in later stages of the project. The advantage of avoiding lengthy and costly loop for prototyping and experimentation, is clear.
NVH CAE proves to be a useful instrument even for problem solving. If, during the testing phase, it’s easy to highlight the acoustic anomalies, it is not so easy to identify their origin, because of the complexity of modern powertrain. On the contrary, through virtual simulations you can isolate the behaviour of a single component and evaluate its proper functioning.