Optimal design of vehicle components using topology design and optimisation


Yildiz A. R. , Kaya N., Ozturk F.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF VEHICLE DESIGN, vol.34, no.4, pp.387-398, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1504/ijvd.2004.004064
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF VEHICLE DESIGN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.387-398
  • Keywords: topology optimisation, shape optimisation, fatigue analysis, vehicle components, HOMOGENIZATION METHOD, SHAPE OPTIMIZATION, LOADS
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

An important problem in automotive industry is how to achieve better design concepts by considering structure performance and manufacturing cost in the early stages of product development. The topology design and optimisation provide an initial design concept for downstream applications, which leads to achieving better design by using computer-aided techniques. In this research, engine mount bracket design is presented to illustrate the application of topology optimisation approach for optimal design of vehicle components under dynamic loading conditions. The objective of the proposed research is to create an initial design concept, which has optimal structural layout. The effectiveness and verification of proposed approach are demonstrated with experimental results.