Browse Publications Technical Papers 2002-01-1242
2002-03-04

Manufacturing Considerations and Structural Optimization for Automotive Components 2002-01-1242

Structural optimization techniques are more and more used in the design of automotive structures and components. Manufacturing considerations have always been an obstacle to use optimization techniques in a more efficient way. This paper presents to distinguished techniques to include manufacturability in the optimization process. The first technique described is a manufacturing constraint for topology optimization. The second one is the use of topology optimization to reduce the number of spot welds in a vehicle.

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