Nonlinear Optimization Of Vehicle Safety Structures: Modeling Of Structures Subjected To Large Deformations by Jesper ChristensenNonlinear Optimization Of Vehicle Safety Structures: Modeling Of Structures Subjected To Large Deformations by Jesper Christensen

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byJesper Christensen, Christophe BastienEditorJesper Christensen

Paperback | December 11, 2015

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Nonlinear Optimization of Vehicle Safety Structures: Modeling of Structures Subjected to Large Deformationsprovides a cutting-edge overview of the latest optimization methods for vehicle structural design. The book focuses on large deformation structural optimization algorithms and applications, covering the basic principles of modern day topology optimization and comparing the benefits and flaws of different algorithms in use.

The complications of non-linear optimization are highlighted, along with the shortcomings of recently proposed algorithms. Using industry relevant case studies, users will how optimization software can be used to address challenging vehicle safety structure problems and how to explore the limitations of the approaches given. The authors draw on research work with the likes of MIRA, Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Motors European Technology Centre as part of multi-million pound European funded research projects, emphasizing the industry applications of recent advances.

The book is intended for crash engineers, restraints system engineers and vehicle dynamics engineers, as well as other mechanical, automotive and aerospace engineers, researchers and students with a structural focus.



  • Focuses on non-linear, large deformation structural optimization problems relating to vehicle safety
  • Discusses the limitations of different algorithms in use and offers guidance on best practice approaches through the use of relevant case studies
  • Author's present research from the cutting-edge of the industry, including research from leading European automotive companies and organizations
  • Uses industry relevant case studies, allowing users to understand how optimization software can be used to address challenging vehicle safety structure problems and how to explore the limitations of the approaches given
Jesper Christensen is a Senior Research Fellow at Coventry University, and holds a PhD in Structural Optimisation, an MSc in Design of Mechanical Systems as well as a BSc in Industrial Engineering. Prior to his engineering degrees Jesper completed an apprenticeship as an engine fitter working with large marine propulsion systems. His e...
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Title:Nonlinear Optimization Of Vehicle Safety Structures: Modeling Of Structures Subjected To Large…Format:PaperbackDimensions:482 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 11, 2015Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0128044241

ISBN - 13:9780128044247

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Table of Contents

1. Vehicle Architectures, Structures and Safety Requirements

2. Numerical Techniques for Structural Assessment of Vehicle Architecture

3. Introduction to Structural Optimization & its Potential for Development of Vehicle Safety Structures

4. Mathematical Based Optimization Algorithms

5. Evolutionary Based Optimization Algorithms

6. Heuristic Based Optimization Algorithms

7. Entropy Based Optimization Algorithms

8. Applications of Linear Optimization to Concept Vehicle Safety Structures

9. Complications of Nonlinear Structural Optimization

10. Applications of Concept Nonlinear Optimization

11. Optimization for Refinement of Vehicle Safety Structures

12. Further Developments of Structural Optimization Algorithms