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Topology Optimization of Bonnet-like Plate Using Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics Subjected to Different Criteria
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, Lightweight Structures.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The evolution of fiber composites has resulted in a new paradigm of material selection for automotive industries. In specific, Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics (CFRTP) has shown its advantages in the feasibility of mass production as well as its high strength to weight ratio; allowing significant weight reduction compared to conventional steel largely in dominance today. In automotive sectors where weight saving is a major factor in operation, material shift from steel to CFRTP could be an inevitable and societally profitable future of automobiles. In the thesis, topology optimization is conducted on a bonnet-like plate using CFRTP subjected to various load cases and criteria regarding vehicle safety. Furthermore, results of such optimizations are compared to that of existing optimization results using the same material but designed for stiffness only. Finally, conducted optimization is analyzed and verified by Finite Element Analysis (FEA). The purpose of the proposed thesis is to promote vehicle safety and initiation of mass production of automotive parts by the use of CFRTP materials; updating the use of conventional steel components currently in dominance today in automotive industries.

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2016. , p. 29
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TRITA-AVE, ISSN 1651-7660 ; 2016:71
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-203498OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-203498DiVA, id: diva2:1082074
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Tokyo University
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Lightweight Structures
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Available from: 2017-03-15 Created: 2017-03-15 Last updated: 2017-03-15Bibliographically approved

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