| RE-FUELLING TANKER
In this case, AEDesign was tasked to define load cases and perform crash testing for a new design trailer type fuel tanker. A full set of varying load cases was defined covering the various types of anticipated loads during service as well as during emergency situations.
Simulations were carried out and design weaknesses were identified for the client. Subsequent design modifications and re-enforcements were made resulting in the design passing the crash testing. The results were verified by the relevant authorities and production go-ahead given for the tanker.
The series of images shows the different stages of the crash simulation prior to design modifications. It is clearly visible that the mounting lugs failed under heavy deceleration causing the rest of the structure to deform as a result.