Optimum Design of Vehicle Components Using Structural Optimization Techniques

Yildiz A. R.

JOURNAL OF POLYTECHNIC-POLITEKNIK DERGISI, vol.20, no.2, pp.319-323, 2017 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.2339/2017.20.2.319-323
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.319-323
  • Keywords: Topology Optimization, Shape Optimization, Suspension Arm, Interior Search Algorithm, IMMUNE ALGORITHM, SEARCH ALGORITHM
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The development of optimum products in the automotive industry has a significant impact on the process product cost. For this reason, in the product design process, optimum design must be achieved. The method to choose during optimization studies is one of the most important elements in achieving optimum design. In this context, it is very important to choose the methods that are optimum to the point and converge correctly. In this study, the swing arm used in the front suspension system of the automobiles was optimized by topology and shape optimization respectively. The newly introduced internal search algorithm for shape optimization has been used in the literature for the first time in the optimum product design process.