Structural Design and Optimization

Structural design tools include topology, topography, and free-size optimization.

Sizing, shape and free shape optimization are available for structural optimization. In the formulation of design and optimization problems, the following responses can be applied as the objective or as constraints: compliance, frequency, volume, mass, moment of inertia, center of gravity, displacement, velocity, acceleration, buckling factor, stress, strain, composite failure, force, synthetic response, and external (user defined) functions. Static, inertia relief, nonlinear gap, normal modes, buckling, and frequency response solutions can be included in a multi-disciplinary optimization setup.