Topology Optimization of a Vehicle’s Hood Using Evolutionary Structural Optimization
Topology optimization of the inner reinforcement for a vehicle’s hood has been performed by evolutionary structural optimization (ESO) method. The purpose of this study is to obtain optimal topology of the inner reinforcement for a vehicle’s hood considering static stiffness and natural frequency simultaneously. To do this, the multiobjective design optimization technique was implemented. From several combinations of weighting factors, a Pareto-optimal solution was obtained. Optimal topologies were obtained by the ESO method, i.e., by eliminating the elements having the lowest efficiency from the structural domain. As the weighting factor of the elastic strain efficiency goes from 1 to zero, it is found that the optimal topologies transmits from the optimal topology of static stiffness problem to that of natural frequency problem. Therefore, it was concluded that ESO method is effectively applied to topology optimization of the inner reinforcement of a vehicle’s hood.
Soon-Bok Lee and Yun-Jae Kim
S.H. Choi et al., "Topology Optimization of a Vehicle’s Hood Using Evolutionary Structural Optimization", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 326-328, pp. 1217-1220, 2006