Development of a Load-Agnostic Structural Light-Weighting Design Optimization Methodology
Technical Report,01 Jan 2019,02 Mar 2020
US ARMY CCDC GVSC WARREN United States
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A proof of concept modeling and simulation strategy has been demonstrated, identifying sizable weight save opportunities based on load-agnostic optimization methodology. The chosen design upon topology optimization yielded 15 percent weight, exceeded targets for stiffness 10 percent avg and strength 32 percent avg and first three natural frequencies 16 percent avg. In an independent study, a Senior Capstone project at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, realized a 17.5 percent weight savings in the same component, but by employing known service loads.