Mass Reduction Using Structural/Topology Optimization

Mass Reduction in Ansys | Webinar Description:

This tips and tricks webinar demonstrates how to use structural (formerly topology) optimization to for practical purposes relating to mass reduction in Ansys.

This quick-hitting webinar features a brief overview of the two most common optimization methods in Ansys Mechanical, density-based & level set, followed by a live demo walkthrough.

Our expert engineer will highlight the latest enhancement allowing users to view stress and deformation results on their optimized designs without having to reverse engineer and perform a design validation analysis.


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Density Based vs. level set Mass Retainment

Common Optimization Methods

Structural Techniques for Mass Reduction in Ansys

Massive increases in rigidity and bulk reduction clearly outperform traditional design approaches.


TopOpt’s Mass Reduction Method

The ideal material distribution in a predetermined design space is automatically determined through topology optimization. This is illustrated by illustrating the potential for improvement in traditionally built cast structures using an existing centerless grinding machine as an example. It was necessary to lower the mass from the current building by a third.

Mechanical Mass Reduction & Structural Solutions

In both parts, the bulk might be reduced by about a third when compared to carriages of more traditional design. However, depending on the load scenario, stiffness improved by 80 to 675% (measured at the bearing shells).


How Clients Benefit from Mass Reduction Adoption

Castable structures can be developed whose molding box can be made, for instance, on a CNC milling machine, by restricting the optimization to observe the pertinent manufacturing limits. Massive increases in rigidity and bulk reduction clearly outperform traditional design approaches.

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