Browse Publications Technical Papers 2019-36-0097

Engine component development based on the application of non-parametric topology optimization 2019-36-0097

Topology optimization plays an important role to reach the goal of creating parts within the desired compromise of cost, time and quality. Its use reduces recursions and gives a better understanding of the product in order to design reliable and lightweight components that comply with validation criteria. This present paper explores a non-parametric topology optimization case study applied to the development of a plastic fuel rail, focusing on evaluating its dynamic response based on commercial optimization software. Results have shown that natural frequencies target could be achieved with less recursions in comparison to usual development methods without topology optimization.


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