Shape Optimal Design to Minimize the Weight of the Pedal Arm of an Automotive Clutch

자동차 클러치 페달 암의 무게 최소화를 위한 형상 최적설계

  • 이부윤 (계명대학교 기계자동차공학부) ;
  • 이현우 (계명대학교 저공해자동차부품기술개발센터)
  • Published : 2007.02.01


Optimal thickness and shape of the pedal arm of an automotive clutch is determined, using the numerical optimization technique, by solving the size and shape optimization problems to minimize its weight. For the optimization problems, two cases of stress and displacement constraints are considered: one from the vertical, and the other from the transverse stiffness test condition. The result of the transverse case is shown to be more conservative than that from the vertical case, being determined as the final optimum.


Automotive Pedal Arm;Optimal Design;Shape Optimization;Size Optimization;Weight Minimization;Stiffness Test


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