Design Lower Arm Using Optimum Approach

  •  Adel Bash    


In the automotive industry, the riding comfort and handling qualities of an automobile are greatly affected by the suspension system. This paper presents the robust design of vehicle suspension arm using stochastic design improvement (SDI) technique based on Monte Carlo simulation. The main goal of this study is to determine the optimum design for the suspension arm. The structural model of the suspension arm was utilizing the Solid works and aluminum alloys (AA7075-T6) are selected as a suspension arm materials. The linear static stress distribution is investigated using the commercial Finite element analysis package, and dynamic analysis was performed using NASTRAN software. SDI has been performed to the design. A target output behavior is selected from the output variables available in the analysis. The result shows that the lower arm design has a higher capability to stand higher pressure as 9.18 MPa with the stress acted on lower arm is 41 MPa. The new parameter of material can be chose as optimum result for the lower suspension arm.

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