2020 Volume 51 Issue 5 Pages 789-793
The weight reduction and stiffness improvement of automobile body are required. It is necessary to identify the exact location where the modification increases body stiffness is required. A new searching method for stiffening measure locations using strain of space has been developed. Applying this method to a CAE model of automobile body, several stiffening measure locations are identified and stiffness improvement of the body is confirmed.