Challenge 20

Challenge purpose: Multi-system and body topology optimisation with occasional load bursts

Main section of application:

  • Automotive

Main cross-cutting topics:

  • Material supply & development

  • Characterization & modelling

  • Design & smart functions​

  • Manufacturing & assembly

Scope of the challenge

  • Within CNHi, topology optimisation is already used to optimise individual components based on multiple, quasi-static loads. CNHi would like to upscale the system optimisation in order to further virtually optimise the performance and weight of the vehicle.

Challenge objectives

  • Multi-body optimisation within the bigger assembly​

  • In the agricultural field, bursts of loads are often encountered. Today, there are no clear optimisation methods which can handle these type of burst loads within a normal base or sinus wave-based loading of the parts.

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