A New Design Optimization of Light Weight Front Lower Control Arm

  • M.H.A. Rahman UTeM
  • M.S. Salleh Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
  • A. Abdullah
  • S.H. Yahaya
  • M.S.A. Razak UTeM
  • M.R.M. Kamal UTeM
  • Z. Marjom UTeM
  • L. Anuar PROTON
  • N.A.M. Saad PROTON


In this paper, the design optimization and fabrication process of Aluminium cast for Lower Control Arm (LCA) were investigated. The aluminum lightweight front lower control arm will be developed using casting processing route and its performance will be investigated to determine the mechanical properties of the parts. In this work, the new concept design of cast lower arm are employed. Then, the topology optimization process is conducted to get the optimized shape based on target 20% weight reduction. The final optimized design is evaluated with structural strength analysis to analyze component performance in a vehicle. The parts that produced is expected to have a lightweight, high strength and good corrosion resistance and suitable for  current vehicle performance.


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Author Biographies

M.H.A. Rahman, UTeM
M.S. Salleh, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka

Dr Mohd Shukor Salleh received his Bachelor Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Coventry University United Kingdom. He completed his Doctoral course in Mechanics and Materials Engineering in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He started his career at Panasonic Semiconductor Discrete Devices (M) Sdn Bhd as a process engineer. He joined the Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering at Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) as a lecturer since 2006. Presently, he is actively involved in teaching, consultation, and research work with various manufacturing engineering projects.

M.S.A. Razak, UTeM
M.R.M. Kamal, UTeM
Z. Marjom, UTeM
L. Anuar, PROTON


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How to Cite
Rahman, M., Salleh, M., Abdullah, A., Yahaya, S., Razak, M., Kamal, M., Marjom, Z., Anuar, L., & Saad, N. (2018). A New Design Optimization of Light Weight Front Lower Control Arm. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (JAMT), 12(1), 89-102. Retrieved from https://jamt.utem.edu.my/jamt/article/view/2994

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