SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Wednesday, April 9

Design Optimization - Methods and Applications (Part 1 of 2)
(Session Code: B103)

Room 112 B  8:00 a.m.

Design Optimization Methods and Application session features papers on new and improved optimization techniques and on application of different optimization methods in component and vehicle design. Methods include deterministic and stochastic optimization techniques. Applications range from noise pressure optimization and vehicle dynamic response optimization to sub-system topology and shape and full vehicle gage and topology optimization.

Organizers - Mallikarjuna Bennur, General Motors Co.; James De Clerck, Michigan Technological Univ.; Vesna Savic, General Motors Co.

Time Paper No. Title
8:00 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Technical Keynote: Multi-disciplinary Optimization using Parametric CAE Models to meet Weight & Performance Objectives
Radha Krishnan, Detroit Engineered Products Inc.
9:00 a.m. 2014-01-0400
Comparative Benchmark Studies of Response Surface Model-Based Optimization and Direct Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
Hongyi Xu, Northwestern Univ.; Monica T. Majcher, Oakland Univ.; Ching-Hung Chuang, Yan Fu, Ren-Jye Yang, Ford Motor Co.
9:20 a.m. 2014-01-0392
Collaborative Design Optimization for Light Weight Design
Velayudham Ganesan, Javier Rodriguez, Robert Johnston, EDAG Inc.
9:40 a.m. 2014-01-0410
Development of Optimization Method for Automotive Parts and Structures
Takanobu Saito, Jiro Hiramoto, Toshiaki Urabe, JFE Steel Corp.
10:00 a.m. 2014-01-0388
Body Optimization for Front Loading Design Process
Wookjin Na, SangKyu Lee, Jongchan Park, Hyundai Motor Co.
10:20 a.m. 2014-01-0397
Robust Optimization of Vehicle Crashboxes
Pit Schwanitz, Sebastian Werner, Johannes Zerbe, Dietmar Göhlich, Technical Univ., Berlin
10:40 a.m. 2014-01-0407
Structural Optimization with Contact Constraints Applied to the Design of Automatic Transmission of Vehicles
Hiroyuki Kitajima, AW Engineering Co., Ltd.; Takanori Ide, Aisin AW Co., Ltd.; Juan Leiva, Brian Watson, Shrinivas Lankalapalli, Vanderplaats R&D
11:00 a.m. 2014-01-0399
Simplified Approach of Chassis Frame Optimization for Durability Performance
Mohamed Sithik, Rama Vallurupalli, Chrysler India Automotive Pvt, Ltd.; Barry (Baizhong) Lin, Chrysler Group LLC; Subash Sudalaimuthu, Chrysler India Automotive Pvt, Ltd.

The papers in this session are available in SAE Technical Paper Collection, COLL-TP-00394, and also individually. To purchase visit

Planned by Body Engineering Committee / Automobile Body Activity