## Abstract

The accuracy of simulation for automotive structure is increasing more and more. However, it is difficult to find out a few good design variables under a mass constrain, since there are tremendous design variable candidates in a large-scale Finite Element model. Therefore we have to select some effective parts as design variables before solving an optimization problem. In this paper we propose a new basic concept of contribution analysis for minimizing a target response using mutual mean compliance. First, we present how to calculate a contribution rate to a static target response after clarifying the difference between elastic strain energy and mutual mean compliance. Secondly, we expand the above method to a dynamic problem. Then, the dynamic contribution rate is divided into 3 components, which are mass, damping and stiffness ones. Finally, we demonstrate the proposed method using a cantilever model.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 2080-2087 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Journal | Nihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C |

Volume | 72 |

Issue number | 7 |

Publication status | Published - 2006 Jul |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- Contribution Analysis
- Frequency Response Function
- Mutual Mean Compliance
- Optimal Design Method
- Sensitivity Analysis
- Strain Energy
- Structural Analysis

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Mechanical Engineering