Free-size optimization is a simulation-driven design technology used to optimize machine structures and parts stamped from tailor-welded blanks, but is most widely used in the design of complex laminate composite components. Learn how free-size optimization works and how it’s applied to improve product design.
Size, Shape, and Free-shape optimization are simulation-driven design technologies used to fine-tune the formation of structural product concepts. Used to find optimal solutions for key product characteristics like cross-sectional thickness and material choice, or to refine areas with high stress concentration, these tools help reduce the risk of product failure. Find out how size, shape, and free-shape optimization can help improve your product design process.
Topology is a simulation-driven design technology used to design optimal, manufacturable structures. When faced with complex parts, carrying multiple loads, packaged into a tight design space, topology optimization helps designers identify a material layout that will maximize stiffness and minimize mass. Learn how topology optimization works and how it’s applied to improve product design.
Topography optimization is a simulation-driven design technology helps manufacturers design and optimize thin-walled parts. Local shape modifications can improve vibration characteristics, and topology optimization software can suggest the location, shape, and orientation of these modifications, often dramatically outperforming a traditional layout. Learn more about how topography optimization works and how it’s applied to improve product design.
In this tutorial one wants to find out if a round Plexiglas (acrylic) plate will be damaged if it suffers from the impact of a steel ball, which was dropped from a height of 1m. Assume the steel ball is 0.24 meters in diameter, and the Plexiglas plate is 1 meter in diameter and 0.05 meters thick. Assuming that the Plexiglas plate is glued to the floor.