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Creating new services based on reconstruction of accident kinematics with FEM prototypes and a design thinking approach

Futurities Year 19 n°1
By Fabio Ardente, DCA Consulting | Alfonso Ortalda and Claudio Martin, EnginSoft
In the case studied, an “ex post” reconstruction of the kinematics related to traffic accidents and injuries is possible thanks to the combined use of FEM calculations and Design Thinking to produce a final report tailored to different applications: settlements, civil, and criminal court cases.
In the case studied, an “ex post” reconstruction of the kinematics related to traffic accidents and injuries is possible thanks to the combined use of FEM calculations and Design Thinking to produce a final report tailored to different applications: settlements, civil, and criminal court cases.

Abstract

This article combines the use of the finite element method with a Design Thinking approach to reconstruct a road traffic accident for an traffic accident insurance report in order to analyse the outcome of the accident, compare the respective property damage, and the physical injuries to pedestrians or passengers in order to limit the quantity of large claims compensation for the insurance company, while ensuring the fairness of the compensation for the customer to foster greater trust and credibility in the insurance provider.

Furthermore, an example is given using accounting indicators, to summarise and measure the value added to a company, over five years, of using this strategy of the finite element method combined with a design thinking approach.

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Using CAE simulation to verify the structural safety and performance of a two-wheeler’s driving mechanism

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In this article, we describe how Piaggio used computer-assisted engineering simulation to evaluate the structural safety, performance and dynamic behavior of the driving mechanism of a two-wheeled vehicle under both normal and spurious operating conditions, specifically static and fast dynamic conditions.

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