EQUINE SCIENCE USING BETA CAE SOFTWARE
Paper i proceeding, 2017
The equestrian world is evolving and the interest for more ergonomic and durable equipment is growing. To fulfil this need, methods to validate, improve and design new equipment is crucial. The purpose of this project was to develop such a method, by the use of software from BETA CAE Systems. The target was to study the effects exerted by the bridle on the neck of a horse, as a starting point for developing the method. A simplified 3D (Computer Aided Engineering) CAE model of a horse neck was generated by using RETOMO-tool for segmentation of medical CTscan images. The model was pre-processed and prepared for the solver Abaqus by built-in functions in ANSA. META post-processor was used to examine the results of the simulations, showing how stress spreads around the neck by identifying areas with higher and lower stress concentrations. The outcome of the simulations provides a numerical evaluation for understanding mechanical effects on the neck of the horse, exerted by the bridle.