Automated analysis and design modification of an engine mounting bracket
UNSPECIFIED (2001) Automated analysis and design modification of an engine mounting bracket. In: Total Vehicle Technology Conference, UNIV SUSSEX, BRIGHTON, ENGLAND, SEP 18-19, 2001. Published in: TOTAL VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY: CHALLENGING CURRENT THINKING pp. 89-96.Full text not available from this repository.
An integral part of the design route for many automotive components is the analysis of them using finite element (FE) techniques. As a result of the analysis the designer will either approve the design or make design changes during the post-processing stage of the analysis. These design changes will be based on product cycle rules and could involve geometry modification or a material change for example. As these design decisions are rule based it is feasible that this process could be automated within a Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) environment. In order to demonstrate that such automation is possible a relatively simple component - an engine mounting bracket - has been chosen to serve as an initial demonstrator. This paper describes the information required by the Knowledge Based Engineering environment for the creation of a finite element model of the bracket, and the information required for the results interpretation and design modification phase of the analysis. The KBE environment is currently being developed and the project is at the stage of the creation of the engine mounting bracket model which includes facilities for automated post-processing of the FE results.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
|Journal or Publication Title:||TOTAL VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY: CHALLENGING CURRENT THINKING|
|Publisher:||PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING PUBLISHING LTD|
|Editor:||Childs, PRN and Stobart, RK|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 89-96|
|Title of Event:||Total Vehicle Technology Conference|
|Location of Event:||UNIV SUSSEX, BRIGHTON, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||SEP 18-19, 2001|
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