Comfort-structural analysis in product development Optimization of a motorcycle frame

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This work steps from a bachelor thesis,joining the results of a study about thedynamic loads to evaluate the comfort lossin the motorcycle during the usage, withthe potentiality of a modern FEM software.The goal is the development of a newmethodology for structural optimization ofmotorcycle’s frame. In many of cases the success of thestructural optimization is linked with a twofactors combination: the software and thestrength of the engineer to condition themathematical problem, definingparameters domain and technologicalconstraints.A good alternative to the traditional loadhypothesis linked to historical data orinstrumental measurements is focused inthis paper. Consistent with the tendency to hyper-specialization, the machine has to fit thefinal user, with his anthropometriccharacteristics and a neutral riding style, inorder to save calculation time, physicaldriving test and finally saving metal-weightand money
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-34
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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