A report detailing the results should be submitted to the School office before the deadline date. Remember that submission of work to the departmental office must be before 4:00 pm. The report should include not only a statement of the results, but also an indication as to the type of element used, the reasons for using that element and the procedure by which you have ensured that the results of the FE analysis are realistic. The usual format of a report should be used and the usual penalties for late submission will apply. Marks will be awarded for the report layout and structure as well as for the results obtained.
Carry out an ANSYS analysis of the stresses produced by the loading specified. Comment on the stress levels obtained, and if the stresses appear to be excessive, make suggestions by which the stresses might be reduced and carry out an analysis of a modified design to show that such modifications will reduce the stresses. You may also try to optimize the clip shape to reduce its weight and, therefore, the material expense. Remember, that the loading specified is a “one time only” loading and would only occur in the event of an accident. If this load were to be experienced, the whole of the seatbelt mechanism would be replaced, so if the clip permanently deforms, this is not a particular problem.