Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics June 14–17, 2005  

Mass minimization of vehicle structure subject to varying crashworthiness constraints: a prediction–correction approach

Ch. Wauquieza, K. Kayvantasha,*, S. Masfrandb, T. Bekkoura, F. Arnaudeaua
aMECALOG, Rue de la Renaissance, 92184 Antony Cedex, France bPSA Peugeot-Citroën, Route de Gisy, 78943 Velizy Villacoublay, France

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This paper describes a methodology for minimizing the mass of a vehicle subject to crashworthiness constraints. It is implemented in the RADIOSS optimization tool M-OPT, and has proven to be very efficient in the framework of a study case for PSA Peugeot-Citroën.

Keywords:  Optimization; Design of experiments; Kriging; Crashworthiness; Vehicle structure

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