Design and optimization of an electromechanical actuator for the latch of a foldable vehicle seat

Kamis Z., Demir U.

MATERIALS TESTING, cilt.62, sa.7, ss.749-755, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 62 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3139/120.111539
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.749-755


This paper deals with the electromechanical actuator (EAct) design for a seat latch while maintaining required force and displacement according to the boundary conditions and design criteria for the finite element method (FEM) in an Ansys Maxwell environment. Before presenting the analysis studies, some EAct models are parameterized according to the Taguchi's design of experiment (DoE) method. After that, analysis results are evaluated to define the critical model parameters of the EAct according to the DoE method. Furthermore, the DoE results and design parameters of the EAct are trained in some cases by an artificial neural network (ANN). The dynamic behavior of the models from the ANN and DoE results are analyzed and the results obtained are compared. Finally, the optimal EAct model is defined taking into account design criteria.