Application Of Continuum Sensitivity Analysis And Optimization To Automobile Structures
Continuum element sensitivity analysis (CONTESA) and system optimization (SYSOPT) for Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) have been developed and applied to automobile structures for sizing, topology, and configuration design using Mindlin plate and Timoshenko beam theories. The topology optimization has been developed using the density approach, sequential linear programming, and the adjoint variable method. CONTESA has been tested using various vehicle models. Optimized vehicles using CONTESA and SYSOPT are manufactured to validate the simulation-based design methodology.
KeywordsTopology Optimization Vehicle Model Design Sensitivity Configuration Design Mindlin Plate
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