Torsional Stiffness and Weight Optimization of a Real Bus Structure Articles uri icon

publication date

  • March 2010

start page

  • 41

end page

  • 47


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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1229-9138

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1976-3832


  • In this paper, the structural optimization of a real bus structure is proposed. The proposed optimization has been accomplished by means of genetic algorithms. The structural behavior of
    the bus structure when subjected to weight and torsion was also
    analyzed using the finite element method (FEM). The results
    demonstrate that improved weight and torsional stiffness are achieved
    with the optimized structure.