RIGHTWEIGHT Challenge 22

Challenge purpose: Design space optimisation – reducing connection joints in large assemblies

Main section of application: 

  • Automotive

Main cross-cutting topics: 

  • Material supply & development
  • Characterization & modelling
  • Design & smart functions
  • Manufacturing & assembly

Scope of the challenge
As mentioned earlier, many topology optimisations start from a given design space, indicated by the engineer. In this design space, the non-design space such as connection joints should be predefined by the engineer.

Challenge objectives

  • CNHi would like to challenge this assumption and is looking for an optimization method that can also optimize / size the amount and position of the individual connection points of the component.
  • They hope, to save more weight on heavy connection joints by smart positioning and selection of the right joints.

Can you provide a solution to this challenge?

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Cluster NMWP.NRW

Der Landescluster NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik.NRW handelt im öffentlichen Auftrag mit Sitz in Düsseldorf und entstand 2009 im Rahmen der Exzellenzinitiative der nordrhein-westfälischen Landesregierung zur Stärkung der Position NRWs in den Bereichen...more...