Shape Optimization of Multilayer Bellows by Using Sequential Experimental Design

순차적 실험계획법을 적용한 다층관 벨로우즈 형상 최적설계

  • Received : 2010.12.15
  • Accepted : 2011.07.05
  • Published : 2011.09.01


Because of their high flexibility and durability, multilayer bellows are manufactured for use in commercial vehicles, while single-layer bellows are manufactured for use in passenger vehicles. A study based on the finite element method (FEM) and shape optimization for the single-layer bellows has been actively performed; however, until now, a study based on the FEM has rarely been performed for the multilayer bellows with gaps between the layers. This paper presents a finite-element modeling scheme for the multilayer bellows to improve simulation reliability during the evaluation of stress and flexibility. For performing shape optimization for the multilayer bellows, DOE (design of experiment) and the Kriging metamodel followed by the D-optimal method are used.


Multi-layer bellows;Flexibility;Design of experiment;Kriging;D-Optimal method


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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