Robust Optimization Design on Vehicle Divided Steering Linkage
In view of the great fluctuation on objective functions which cause constraints dissatisfied, robust design is applied to the vehicle divided steering linkage optimization problem. A robust model is established by considering the kinematic pair clearance and structural error both in the objective functions and constrains. Optimum results show that,the design method can effectively guarantee the kinematics precision of steering mechanism and the transmission stability.
H. Zhu and Y. Zhang, "Robust Optimization Design on Vehicle Divided Steering Linkage", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 130-134, pp. 270-273, 2012