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Vehicle Panel Shape and Damping Coating Optimization for Fast and Efficient Damping Package Design
Published May 23, 2007 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Spring Conference
The large number of variables involved in the sound package design process makes it very difficult to solve without any appropriate tools. For this reason Rieter Automotive has developed a series of tools devoted to sound package optimization with respect to strict weight, performance, and cost targets. GOLD, based on Genetic Algorithms, is the tool devoted to damping package design, typically used to solve practical design problems for the complete vehicle body. A short overview of the tool and an example of a typical passenger car application are shown in this paper.