Ansys + IIT Bombay Racing
IIT Bombay Racing is India’s premier Formula Student team and hence the expectations are always high. The development of a lightweight mounting structure for a Formula Student car’s rear wing comes with its own set of challenges due to the position of the wing relative to the chassis. Despite using composite materials to make these parts, there is always room for reduction in the component weight through structural simulation. An intelligent weight-optimization tool, with an ability to import parts from Solidworks, was needed. We chose Ansys Mechanical for our topology optimization simulations, with great success.