MATERIALS TESTING, vol.62, no.3, pp.261-264, 2020 (SCI-Expanded)
As a result of the requirements imposed by international organizations and governments on fuel emissions, there is a growing interest in the design of lightweight vehicles with low-fuel emissions. Metaheuristic methods have been widely used for the optimum design of vehicle components in recent years for which successful results have been reported. Encouraged by such results obtained from the methods mentioned, the Henry gas solubility optimization algorithm (HGSO), a recently developed optimization method, is used to solve the shape optimization of a vehicle brake pedal to prove how HGSO can be used for solving shape optimization problems. This paper is the first application of the HGSO in connection with real-world optimization problems in the literature. The results show HGSO's ability to design better optimal components in the automotive industry.