Title: Multidisciplinary integrated design optimisation platform and application on active suspension

Authors: Hao Wang, Shaoping Wang, Mileta M. Tomovic

Addresses: School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, 100083, China. ' School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, 100083, China. ' Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, USA

Abstract: This paper presents a new method and simulation platform for complex product that has been implemented in analysis and optimisation process. Taking full advantage of inherent interface of commercial design software or developed medial file, this method can exchange information, access public data and verify the design variables dynamically within different disciplines so as to achieve the performance-based optimisation with different constraints. Then the author uses this platform to design active suspension system considering multiple disciplines such as hydraulics, control, electronics and mechanics. The result obtained shows that it works well and the time cost is less than before.

Keywords: MDO; multidisciplinary design optimisation; integrated platforms; collaborative simulation; active suspension systems; vehicle suspensions; vehicle design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2010.031369

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2010 Vol.19 No.3/4, pp.211 - 223

Available online: 02 Feb 2010 *

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