Optimal structure design of vehicle components using topology design and optimization

Yildiz A. R.

MATERIALPRUFUNG, vol.50, no.4, pp.224-228, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.3139/120.100880
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.224-228
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


In order to meet today's vehicle design requirements and to improve the cost and fuel efficiency, there is an increasing interest to design light-weight and cost-effective vehicle components. In this study, a topology design approach, which aims at defining of an optimum model at design stage, is used to decrease product cost and lead time to markets. An example of a vehicle component design is presented to illustrate the application of the topology optimisation approach for the optimal design of vehicle components.