Our team was given the task of optimizing the Front Lower Arm of an automobile by working with students and teaching assistants from Kyungpook National University. In particular we focused on conditions where sudden acceleration or braking can cause heavy stress to affect certain areas. By following Design of Experiments our team came up with nine possible case models to present to Hwashin. We utilized ABAQUS software to run a Finite Element Analysis for each case, of which we selected the best two examples that met Hwashin's criteria of minimizing stress while being lightweight.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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