In this exercise, we will digitally design the body that has both aerodynamic performance and design for "Mini 4WD". In this
project, the design target is limited to the outer body, and we determine the optimum shape while evaluating the aerodynamic
performance by CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), and manufacture the body by 3D addtive manufacturing. Finally, a mini 4WD
time trial using the manufactured body will be held, and a design contest will also be held.
Purpose of class
The purpose of this exercise is to learn the following. ・ 3D-CAD (Fusion360) * Only operations related to body creation ・ Aerodynamic performance evaluation by CFD or wind tunnel experiment * Only operations related to aerodynamic performance
calculation ・ Reverse engineering and shape optimization technology ・ Manufacturing technology by 3D additive manufacturing ・ Aerodynamic performance evaluation by time trial using actual machine ・ Ability to apply the knowledge learned in basic subjects to manufacturing, Improving imagination
Goals and objectives
You can do the 3D-CAD digital design and the reverse engineer technology.
Aerodynamic performance can be evaluated by CFD and mini wind tunnel experiments.
Based on the 3D-CAD data created individually, some parts can be manufactured by 3D additive manufacturing and their characteristics
can be explained.
HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.)
Amount of Time Required
Outline explanation and drawing of the car body
Complete the unfinished part of the body drawing
Creation of shape data by 3D-CAD (Fusion360)
Complete the unfinished part of the shape data
Calculation of aerodynamic performance by ANSYS CFD
Complete the unfinished part of CFD
Body shape optimization / shape determination
Complete the unfinished part of body shape determination
Creating a body by 3D additive manufacturing
Complete the unfinished part of the body creation
Implementation of mini wind tunnel experiment
Complete the unfinished part of the wind tunnel experiment
Implementation and evaluation of Mini 4WD time trial and design contest
Complete the unfinished part in the whole range
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'
Evaluation method and criteria
Evaluate with practical training (50%) and report (50%). In the report, give a summary and impressions of the work done in
each class. Pass 60% or more.
Textbooks and reference materials
Distribute according to the situation
It is desirable to take "Introduction to manufacturing", "Basic drafting exercises", "3D-CAD", and "Basic fluid mechanics".
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
E-mail, Q & A when in the room (appointment required).
Development of social and professional independence
Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Designed and developed at a machine manufacturing company
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals