The students benefitted largely from using Altair’s meshing software for their composite
models as well as having access to a huge quantity of guidance material and personal
support from Altair. During the year of the study, the team participated in several Formula
SAE competitions including positive results at the Formula Student Germany challenge.
The students were proud of the overall outcome which was motivational for continued
This is the second of two videos covering the cantilever beam. In the first video I described the modeling approach of a basic FEM model and in this video I want to go into the details of topology optimization which uses the FEM model as a basis.
In part I of this tutorial a linear static analysis was carried out (see Category: Linear Static Analysis)
The objective of this topology optimization study is to minimize the compliance of the bracket based
on only 30% of its initial mass/volume. Hence, we look for a Light Weight Design of the bracket
The combined use of topology optimization and additive manufacturing is quite common in industries such as automotive or aerospace, but up to now this technology combination is rarely used in architectural projects. To investigate the potential offered by the symbiosis of topology optimization and additive manufacturing for architectural projects, Bayu Prayudhi, an architectural student of the University of Delft, re-designed an existing architectural project and included topology optimization upfront in the design process. The object to be re-designed was the outdoor canopy located at Baku international airport in Azerbaijan.