SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Topology Optimization using MSC Nastran and Patran
Topology optimization has been available in MSC Nastran SOL200 for many versions. In contrast to sizing and shape optimization, topology optimization seeks to find an optimal distribution of material given certain parameters, such as packaging space, loads, and boundary conditions. The presentation will highlight the capabilities available in MSC Nastran along with a sample demonstration of the capability using Patran. Topics for this session include: Introduction to Optimization Basic Concept and Capability of Topology Optimization in Nastran Problem setup and results demonstration in Patran
SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Design Optimization
Design optimization refers to the search for a structural design that, in some sense, “optimal”, or “the best,” while varying structural parameters. While performing this search, the design is guided to satisfy operating limits that are imposed on the response of the structure and by further limits on the values the structural parameters can take. This, in a nutshell, represents the design optimization task in MSC Nastran, and leads directly to concepts such as “objective function”, “design variables,” “design constraints,” which are covered in this particular webinar.