Hello to all,

I was given a design optimisation assignment but I cannot choose a good product to work on. I had an idea to work with BMX bike frame but tutor told me to choose something less complicated. I need your help because I am out of ideas, everything I come up with is too complicated...

Design Optimisation Brief

Design optimisation is applied whenever a design is created. It can be considered to be the "tuning" of a design for a particular use. For instance a passenger vehicle optimised for urban driving would be very different to a passenger vehicle optimised for high speed.

Examples of usual optimisation goals are listed as follows:
Optimisation for ............

Low mass
Low manufacturing cost
Low power consumption
Uniform stress
High strength

I would really appreciate your help and some new briliant ideas