Chemnitz University

Problem

To successfully identify the stresses for a carbon‐fiber–reinforced mountain bike frame for GHOST Bikes GmbH.

Solution

Used ANSYS Composite PrepPost software to simplify analysis of the carbon‐fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) bicycle components.

Result

 

  • Stiffness and resistance characteristics of the bicycle components met design requirements including European standards.
  • ANSYS Composite PrePost within the ANSYS Workbench environment significantly improved design efficiency.
  • Compared to typical trial‐and‐error development methods used in the bicycle industry, the number of cost‐ and time‐intensive physical prototypes was greatly reduced.

ANSYS Composite PrepPost software, integrated within the ANSYS Workbench environment, takes advantage of outstanding features and solver technologies from ANSYS. This technology substantially simplifies analysis of CFRP structures using innovative modeling and analysis capabilities.