MATERIALS TESTING, vol.62, no.4, pp.365-370, 2020 (SCI-Expanded)
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Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Compendex
Butterfly optimization algorithm, coupling with bolted rim, kriging, suspension arm, shape optimization, PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION, SYMBIOTIC ORGANISMS SEARCH, CHARGED SYSTEM SEARCH, STRUCTURAL DESIGN, TOPOLOGY DESIGN, MULTIOBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION, DIFFERENTIAL EVOLUTION, GRAVITATIONAL SEARCH, GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION, LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN
Bursa Uludag University Affiliated:
This article presents an implementation of one of the latest optimization methods of obtaining light vehicle designs. First, the problem of coupling with a bolted rim is optimized using the butterfly optimization algorithm (BOA). Finally, the BOA is used to solve the shape optimization of a vehicle suspension arm. It is utilized from the Kriging metamodeling method to obtain equations of objective and constraint functions in shape optimization. At the end of the research effort in this paper, the weight reduction of the suspension arm by using the BOA is 32.9%. The results show the BOA's ability to design better optimum components in the automotive industry.