Designing Giants for Tough Work

Liebherr engineers rely on ANSYS structural simulation technology to develop giant diesel electric trucks designed to withstand harsh mining operations while providing maximum load capacity. The key to this simulation-based design approach is the advanced analysis performed with ANSYS Mechanical software in calculating the stress, stiffness, deformation and natural frequencies of critical vehicle components and subsystems — especially in cases in which their flexibility and nonlinear behavior must be accurately characterized. Otherwise, modeling all parts as rigid members would lack sufficient accuracy for predicting real-world vehicle behavior in multibody virtual models.

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