Project Invincible - Advanced Chest Protection

Presentation by James Helliwell, Design Engineer at McLaren Applied Technologies.

In this presentation McLaren Applied Technologies, the advanced technology, innovation, and design company will discuss the background, design process and results of a project to develop a highly bespoke protective garment. The Invincible shield is in response to a challenge from a single client to design a device to help protect vital organs after surgery. The fully wearable composite shield does the job of the rib cage – protecting vital organs including the heart and the lungs, with the garment providing further protection from unexpected low energy impact. Altair HyperWorks products and solvers were used extensively during the project for pre-processing, solving and post-processing of linear static, dynamic impact, topology and topography optimisation analyses.
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