Title: A systematic simulation methodology for improving vehicle noise and vibration performance through multi-disciplinary optimization
Authors: Tamarozzi, Tommaso ×
Ceusters, Christophe
D'Ippolito, Roberto
Trentin, Marcello
Danti, Marco
Witters, Maarten
Desmet, Wim #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Inderscience Enterprises
Series Title: International Journal of Vehicle Design
Abstract: In traditional CAE based design procedures for vehicle design, different performance attributes (as handling, ride comfort and safety) are optimized sequentially. This approach no longer fulfills industrial needs especially in the concept phase, when multiple performance attributes must be balanced to achieve the best overall product design. Multidisciplinary optimization can help to steer the design, helping industry to improve product quality while lowering the costs. This paper proposes a multi-disciplinary approach for conceptual design optimization, adopting techniques as Multibody Simulation, Finite Element analysis and Mesh Morphing to optimize the Noise Vibration and Harshness characteristics of a McPherson front suspension of a passenger car. The modeling steps and engineering trade-off decisions are supported by sound arguments originating from the different fields involved. The obtained results show a considerable improvement of the NVH characteristics of the suspension under analysis as compared to the original configuration, without compromising the elasto-kinematic behavior
ISSN: 0143-3369
Publication status: submitted
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA) Section
× corresponding author
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