Shape Optimization for Improved Vehicle Safety and Reliability

R. Sidhu, J. Burgueño, R.C. Averill, and E.D. Goodman
2003 Abaqus Users' Conference, Munich, Germany

HEEDS design optimization software was used to perform shape optimization of an automotive lower compartment rail and a torque arm bracket. A HEEDS mesh generator was used to model the rail, while Abaqus/CAE was used within the HEEDS environment to create new models for the torque arm. Abaqus solvers were used to evaluate the performance of each potential design. 
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