Optimization Design of Tank Structure for Semi-Trailers
The research is conducted on the tank of semi-trailers which is made of steel by using the method of Finite Element Analysis. The optimized result indicated that the mass of the tank structure reduced by 9% on the premise that the intensity and the rigidity request of structural property is satisfied, and the dynamic characteristic also meets the requirement. It is the foundation to reduce the cost of manufacture and improve the operational effectiveness of user.
Jianmin Zeng, Zhengyi Jiang, Taosen Li, Daoguo Yang and Yun-Hae Kim
S. Zhao et al., "Optimization Design of Tank Structure for Semi-Trailers", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 199-200, pp. 1175-1179, 2011