Zagorski, N., Nelson, E., Caliskan, A., and Li, A., "Design of Automotive Structures Using Multi-Model Optimization," SAE Technical Paper 2017-01-1342, 2017, doi:10.4271/2017-01-1342.
The use of structural optimization in the design of automotive structures is increasingly common. However, it is often challenging to apply these methods simultaneously for different requirements or model configurations. Multi-model optimization (MMO) aims to simplify the iterative design process associated with optimizing multiple parts or configurations with common design variables especially when conflicting requirements exist. In this paper, the use of MMO is demonstrated to evaluate the feasibility of an automotive door concept using an alternative material.