Big Wheel - Article - ANSYS Advantage - V10 I3

The North American commercial trucking industry is challenged by many factors, including the continual need to be more efficient by carrying more load at lower cost and higher fuel economy. One way some trucking fleets address this need is to utilize wide-base wheels that offer weight savings and lower rolling resistance compared with traditional dual-wheel configurations. Accuride has enhanced the savings that truckers can achieve by using ANSYS simulation tools to reduce the weight of its Duplex® wide-base wheels by more than 23 percent in recent years.