Race-Tec Sealing Limited
Race-Tec Sealing Limited is a leading supplier of high performance seals and precision elastomeric products such as constant velocity (CV) joint boots and gaskets. CV boots used in racing, military and off-road vehicles undergo large amounts of deformation as the vehicle is steered and the suspension moves up and down. Boots must be designed to withstand the deformation without damage while keeping the size of the boot as small as possible to present a reduced area for flying object strikes. Virtually any geometry can be made out of rubber but the cost of building a prototype of and testing a proposed boot design is high.
Challenge:To design a CV boot that will be able to withstand articulation angles without excessive stress, deformation or contact.
Solution:Marc for nonlinear finite element analysis to quickly evaluate alternative designs and iterate to an optimal solution.