Patent Number: 8,880,380

Title: Crashworthiness design methodology using a hybrid cellular automata algorithm for the synthesis of topologies for structures subject to nonlinear transient loading

Abstract: Crashworthiness designing of a structure using a Hybrid Cellular Automata (HCA) algorithm where field states are computed using finite element analysis (FEA) and the material distribution of the structure is updated at each iteration using cellular automata method. The HCA algorithm optimizes the topology of the structures to achieve certain performance within the limits of various constraints applied to ensure crashworthiness of the structures. The HCA algorithm may also be applied to designing of structures to be fabricated by an extrusion method having the same cross section along the direction of extrusion or stamped structures having thickness varying across the structure.

Inventors: Pydimarry; Kishore K. (Dublin, OH), Detwiler; Duane T. (Powell, OH), Renaud; John E. (Niles, MI), Patel; Neal M. (Pottstown, PA), Kang; Byungsoo (Irvine, CA), Mozumder; Chandan K. (Mishawaka, IN)

Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 17/50 (20060101); G06T 17/00 (20060101); G06T 15/00 (20110101); G06G 7/48 (20060101); G06F 17/10 (20060101); G06F 19/00 (20110101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00