Drift trikes

INSIC 2014

Live Extreme like Vosgien is a project to study the development of the resistance of a drift trike frame against the different forces and constraints applied to it. The design, the topological and geometrical optimizations of this frame allow to minimize the volume and the mass of material composing this element.

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Topological optimization process;
Application of constraints to a given volume where non-useful material areas are defined by the absence of constraint propagation.

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Geometric optimization process;

Application of constraints to a given geometry where the sections defined as too important are identified by the absence of constraint propagation.

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Result of the design of topological optimization (on the left) and the geometrical optimization (on the right).

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Drift trike with optimized frame.