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This presentation by BMW shows many types of optimization utilized.

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Clemson University and BMW studied (link) automotive body-in-white (BIW) structural components made of polymer metal hybrid (PMH) similar to a previous one we discussed. The structure was optimized by means of topology, size and shape. Stiffness, strength and buckling resistance … Continue reading

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BMW Mini

BMW utilizes a topology optimized cross beam named R56 in the Mini (link). The structure was optimized and produced by Meridian Lightweight Technologies Inc. While the weight savings are not reported, the final structure is said to be 4.49kg, which … Continue reading

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