Lu, C., Yang, W., Zheng, H., Liang, J. et al., "The Application of Superelement Modeling Method in Vehicle Body Dynamics Simulation," SAE Technical Paper 2016-01-8050, 2016, doi:10.4271/2016-01-8050.
In this paper, we propose a method of dynamics simulation and analysis based on superelement modeling to increase the efficiency of dynamics simulation for vehicle body structure. Using this method, a certain multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) body structure was divided into several subsystems, and the modal parameters and frequency response functions of which were obtained through superelement condensation, residual structure solution, and superelement data restoration. The study shows that compared to the traditional modeling method, the computational time for vehicle body modal analysis can be reduced by 6.9% without reducing accuracy; for the purpose of structural optimization, the computational time can be reduced by 87.7% for frequency response analyses of optimizations; consistency between simulation and testing can be achieved on peak frequency points and general trends for the vibration frequency responses of interior front row floors under accelerating conditions. The results indicate that the method has good engineering value, and is suitable for the study of dynamics problems of vehicle bodies.