This study utilizes the topology optimization with the finite element method and the simulated annealing algorithms to optimize the structure and the dynamic performance of a bike frame with dampers. Design domains, loadings and boundary conditions of bike frames are defined. Joint locations of a damper with the front and the rear frames and the joint location of the front and the rear frames are considered as design variables. The transient response and the acceleration of a bike on a sinusoid curved road surface are analyzed. Effects of the joint locations and the stiffness of frames on the dynamic performance are studied. The structural topology of frames and joint locations of a bike are recommended to improve the dynamic performance.
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Topology Optimization and Dynamic Performance of a Bike Frame With Dampers
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Huang, YM, & Pan, J. "Topology Optimization and Dynamic Performance of a Bike Frame With Dampers." Proceedings of the ASME 2003 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. Volume 2: 29th Design Automation Conference, Parts A and B. Chicago, Illinois, USA. September 2–6, 2003. pp. 649-658. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2003/DAC-48771
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