Implications of Shape Optimization in Structural Design

Paper #:
  • 2004-01-2712

Published:
  • 2004-10-26
DOI:
  • 10.4271/2004-01-2712
Citation:
Mangalaramanan, P. and Dauber, D., "Implications of Shape Optimization in Structural Design," SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-2712, 2004, https://doi.org/10.4271/2004-01-2712.
Pages:
6
Abstract:
Traditional methods often lead to truck component designs that are overly conservative. The ever-increasing need to reduce operational costs demands innovative means for producing parts that are light, durable and capable of carrying more loads. This paper discusses the far-reaching advantages of shape-optimization, beyond the fundamental stipulation of weight reduction. A suspension link is considered to demonstrate the benefits of an optimally shaped component.
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