Engineering Simulation Software Helps Trek Bicycles

Trek Bicycles

Learn how Trek Bicycles used SIMULIA to help take its bikes to the next level of performance without over designing.

Business Challenge: Expand Realistic Simulation to Enhance Designing

In its ongoing race to advance bike performance, Trek wanted to expand the use of realistic simulation in their design cycle across multiple bike programs. Simulation provided new insights into the loading environment during extreme-use cases that will help Trek take its bikes to the next level of performance without over designing.

“Up until then, I didn’t think handheld had the accuracy, the resolution, the quality, that the tripod-mounted scanners have… But now I know that isn’t the case.” — Jay Maas, Analysis Engineer, Trek Bicycles

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About

Trek Bicycles
801 W Madison St
Waterloo, WI 53594
1-800-585-8735

Challenge

In its ongoing race to advance bike performance, Trek wanted to expand the use of realistic simulation in their design cycle across multiple bike programs. In particular, Trek engineers wanted to better understand how bikes performed under the real-world rides of its professional racers.

Solution

Simulation provided new insights into the loading environment during extreme- use cases that will help Trek take its bikes to the next level of performance without over designing. The larger Trek engineering group can now tap into these capabilities and leverage field data to improve lab testing processes and enhance product performance across the enterprise.