Topology Optimization of the Inner Reinforcement for a Vehicle’s Hood Using Smoothing Scheme
Topology optimization of the inner reinforcement for a vehicle’s hood has been performed by evolutionary structural optimization (ESO) using a smoothing scheme. The purpose of this study is to obtain optimal topology of the inner reinforcement for a vehicle’s hood considering the static stiffness of bending and torsion, and natural frequency simultaneously. To do this, the multiobjective optimization technique was implemented. Optimal topologies were obtained by the ESO method. From several combinations of weighting factors, a Pareto-optimal solution was obtained. Also, a smoothing scheme was implemented to suppress the checkerboard pattern in the procedure of topology optimization. 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 is concluded that ESO method with a smoothing scheme is effectively applied to topology optimization of the inner reinforcement of a vehicle’s hood considering the static stiffness and natural frequency.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
S.H. Choi et al., "Topology Optimization of the Inner Reinforcement for a Vehicle’s Hood Using Smoothing Scheme", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 2847-2850, 2007