Challenge purpose: Design space optimisation – reducing connection joints in large assemblies
Main section of application:
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.
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.