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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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A presentation by Audi (link) shows how extensively topology optimization is used by them, and shares some of the knowhow with us. It is a very useful resource.

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  Lotus-Usa is reported to use topology optimization to develop a low weight body in white structure (link). To be honest we cannot see how the results are incorporated to the design, as the structure seems to lack any cross … Continue reading

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