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Shape Optimization Design and Material Selection for a Fitness Equipment

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dc.contributor.author Jia, Ruoxu
dc.contributor.author Hu, Junling
dc.contributor.author Xiong, Xingguo
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Linfeng
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-07T16:18:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-07T16:18:30Z
dc.date.issued 2014-04-03
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/1718
dc.description.abstract Engineers face constant challenges to design products with optimal geometry, dimensions, and select optimal materials and manufacturing process for an optimal design to enhance product performance and reduce cost. This paper designed a bar structure for a light and cheap pull up bar. Ashby’s material selection method was used to select material for the two conflicting objectives of minimizing weight and cost and also satisfy the structure constraint. An FEM model was built in ANSYS for stress analysis of the bar structure and for geometry optimization. The optimized geometry was found to have a 30% weight reduction. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher ASEE en_US
dc.subject Bar structure en_US
dc.subject ANSYS en_US
dc.subject Material selection en_US
dc.title Shape Optimization Design and Material Selection for a Fitness Equipment en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.event.location Bridgeport, CT en_US
dc.event.name ASEE 2014 Zone I Conference en_US

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