Materials Selection for Lightweighting
One of the main strategies for lightweighting is to use materials with higher specific strength or stiffness. For example, replacing steel with composites. But the process is not straightforward, as the optimal material varies depending on the dominant load condition, the freedom to change the design, and other non mechanical requirements for the component, such as price, durability, processability, or environmental considerations. As a result, many lightweighting projects end in failure or sub-optimal outcomes due to poor choice of material.
In this webinar you will learn how to find the best materials to consider for your lightweighting projects. GRANTA Selector can be used to identify optimal materials at the start, before more detailed analysis and geometry optimization. Use the right material from the outset with confidence, maximizing your weight-saving potential.
Presenter: Dr Charlie Bream, Sr Product Manager