Tag Archives: Car

Formula SAE car bell crank

As a master thesis study (link) a Formula SAE cars bell crank was topology optimized. The bell crank is highly stressed, the largest load acting on it being 3500 N. The cranks weight was reduced to 140 grams which is … Continue reading

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Audi

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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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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Lotus-Usa

  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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Rinspeed eXasis

Rinspeed eXasis is a mostly transparent concept car developed to demonstrate advanced polymer technologies by Bayer MaterialScience AG. The car is reported to be drivable as it is. Topology Optimization was incorporated while designing the car, which is apparent from … Continue reading

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