Light-weight design of automobile suspension components using topology and shape optimization techniques


MATERIALS TESTING, vol.62, no.5, pp.454-458, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3139/120.111503
  • Title of Journal : MATERIALS TESTING
  • Page Numbers: pp.454-458
  • Keywords: Topology optimization, shape optimization, suspension system, structural design, vehicle design, STRUCTURAL DESIGN, GRAVITATIONAL SEARCH, IMMUNE ALGORITHM, HYBRID APPROACH, OPTIMUM DESIGN, GREY WOLF, VEHICLE, CRASHWORTHINESS, GEOMETRY


The population of the world is increasing day by day. Accordingly, the amount of production and consumption are increasing. Due to the continuous and rapid development of technology, the duration of the use of some products becomes shorter. That is why the more efficient use of limited resources is even more important. In the developing and growing automotive industry, companies are currently focusing on weight and cost reduction methods to compete. In this study, the optimum design has been achieved by using topology and shape optimization in the suspension cover used in suspension systems. As a result of the topology and shape optimization efforts, The mass of the optimum design achieved was reduced by 35.203% according to the first design.