Stress Analysis of a Bike Frame — Lesson 3

A bike frame is a simple structure that can have multiple load distribution possibilities. The weight is distributed to the front and rear wheels via the seat, pedals and handlebar. One can perform a linear analysis to see the deformation and stress pattern in the frame under different load distribution scenarios. Explore this simulation and characterize the material behavior of the bike frame under these loading conditions. Does the material deform elastically? Does the material show anisotropy?

Simulation Files

Download the zip file and extract the contents. Go through the Readme file. Follow along with the provided How To Video file. The student version of Ansys simulation software can be downloaded here.