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Optimization of Lightened Fiber-Reinforced Composite City & Trekking Bicycle Frame

섬유강화복합재료를 사용한 일반용 경량화 자전거 프레임의 최적설계

  • Received : 2015.05.26
  • Accepted : 2015.12.14
  • Published : 2016.02.01

Abstract

In this paper, optimal designs of bicycle frame were studied for weight reduction of bicycle using carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP), glass-fiber-reinforced plastic (GFRP) and Kevlar-fiber-reinforced plastic (KFRP), respectively. Based on the anisotropic properties of FRP material, stacking angle and thickness optimization were performed under the safety reference of European committee for standardization (CEN) to ensure the stability of bicycle frame. Finally, performances of FRP bicycle frame was evaluated by digital logic method based on the optimized results of weight, strength properties and cost. Then, the optimized bicycle frame composed of each FRPs were evaluated and ranked by total performance values.

Keywords

Finite Element Analysis;Optimization;Tsai-Wu Failure Criterion;Bicycle Frame;Composite;Digital Logic Method

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)