Purpose: Beads are mainly used to increase the stiffness of the panel at flanges, seating system, floor panels, sub frames, front and rear rails, etc., by increasing the bending stiffness and ultimately improving the performance.
Types of beads:
In MeshWorks, users have the option of creating different types of bead profile like smooth, trapezoidal and sharp inserts. There are different buttons in MeshWorks where the user can create either one bead or multiple beads with different profiles like circular, linear, or any other profile.
The users have an option of generating the DOE by using multi-value parameterization option, and can also vary the parameters in the bead like length, height, width, number and pitch.
Options like these give more flexibility to engineers to achieve an optimized structure.
Read the detailed document on creating beads using MeshWorks below:
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