Simulation and other computer aided tools are often used in automotive design, since the design process is strictly oriented to the optimization of the performances through an iterative synthesis and analysis cycle aimed to understand the effects of changes in the geometry and layout of the various components. The search for the optimal performances is at the moment carried out empirically by the "trial and error" approach because parameters and constraints are too many for a global optimization of the vehicle dynamics to be performed. Nevertheless it is possible to introduce in the current design process some optimization algorithms or tools that can guide the designer in the decision process. This paper presents a methodology, applied to the conceptual design of the upright for a Formula SAE prototype, in which a multi-body simulator, CAD and a topological optimization tool are sinergically employed in order to support the suspension design.

DESIGN OF AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS USING ADVANCED CAE SYSTEMS / L. BARBIERI; F. BRUNO; M.L. LUCHI; G. MALITO; M. MUZZUPAPPA; F. ROTINI. - STAMPA. - Proceedings of 21th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, Vol. 1:(2009), pp. 193-199. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 21th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium tenutosi a Puerto de la Cruz, SPAIN nel September 23-25, 2009.

DESIGN OF AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS USING ADVANCED CAE SYSTEMS

ROTINI, FEDERICO
2009

Abstract

Simulation and other computer aided tools are often used in automotive design, since the design process is strictly oriented to the optimization of the performances through an iterative synthesis and analysis cycle aimed to understand the effects of changes in the geometry and layout of the various components. The search for the optimal performances is at the moment carried out empirically by the "trial and error" approach because parameters and constraints are too many for a global optimization of the vehicle dynamics to be performed. Nevertheless it is possible to introduce in the current design process some optimization algorithms or tools that can guide the designer in the decision process. This paper presents a methodology, applied to the conceptual design of the upright for a Formula SAE prototype, in which a multi-body simulator, CAD and a topological optimization tool are sinergically employed in order to support the suspension design.
Proceedings of the 21st European Modeling and Simulation Symposium (EMSS2009)
21th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium
Puerto de la Cruz, SPAIN
September 23-25, 2009
L. BARBIERI; F. BRUNO; M.L. LUCHI; G. MALITO; M. MUZZUPAPPA; F. ROTINI
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