Market-Leading Technologies for Design Optimization
Today’s engineers aspire to develop innovative products in the shortest development time possible. Security, comfort, performance, efficiency, durability, and flexibility are just some of the aspects to take into account.
As leading technologies for structural optimization and flow optimization, both Tosca Structure and Tosca Fluid offer efficient optimization based on industry standard FEA (Abaqus, ANSYS, MSC Nastran) and CFD software (STAR-CCM+ and ANSYS Fluent).
The Tosca optimization suite enables engineers to take full advantage of any improvement potential while leveraging advanced simulation capabilities. It creates optimized design concepts to achieve the highest performance, quality, and eco-efficiency in a shorter development time.
Tosca Structure is the market leading technology for structural optimization based on industry standard FEA packages (Abaqus, ANSYS, MSC Nastran). It allows for rapid and reliable design of lightweight, rigid and durable components and systems.
Using topology optimization with Tosca Structure.topology you obtain optimal design proposals already during design concept.
Specific detail improvements through shape and bead optimization respectively (with Tosca Structure.shape and Tosca Structure.bead respectively) make your designs ready for production.
With Tosca Structure.sizing you find optimized sheet thicknesses even for large scale applications with up to millions of design variables. The result are designs with optimum relation between weight, stiffness and dynamic behavior.
- Economic use of existing IT investments
- Faster turnaround from analysis to design or manufacturing
- Less prototypes or right the first time
- Accelerated product development for a shorter time-to-market
- More durable and lightweight designs
- Optimized products drive innovations in your market
Topology optimization offers conceptual design for lighter and stiffer structures. Create lightweight, ready-to-manufacture product designs and reduce time-to-market, physical tests, and prototype builds.
Topology optimization is your preferred tool in early product development stages.
Base your design on existing FEA simulations, including:
- Available design space
- Realistic load scenarios and boundary conditions
- Design and manufacturing constraints.
Use topology optimization to boost innovative designs within a significantly shorter development time.
Save material, cost, and time!
Tosca Structure.shape allows specific detail improvements of existing designs. Through shape optimization the surface geometry of a given model is modified automatically to avoid material failure and increase durability or comfort.
- Improve your product quality through reduction of local stress peaks
- Increase the durability of your products through direct consideration of misuse and periodic load cases
- Use your familiar, market proved and reliable FE and durability solvers for dependable result quality
- Avoid model simplifications and abstractions (and thus worse results) and optimize models including contact, non linear materials or large deformations
- Avoid time consuming model parametrisations through our direct non parametric approach
Weight reduction plays an important role in industries where every gram counts.
With the help of Tosca Structure.sizing you will find sheet thicknesses with an optimum relation between weight, stiffness and dynamic behavior. Even large scale industrial applications with up to millions of design variables are optimized highly efficiently.
Through consideration of multiple complex load scenarios, stiffness, and manufacturing requirements, Tosca Structure.sizing helps to meet performance and production goals for an overall increase in eco-efficiency.
- Optimized sheet thicknesses for automotive, wind energy and aerospace industry applications.
- Optimum relation between weight, stiffness, and dynamic behavior for improved comfort
- Shell element thicknesses may be optimized while clustered together or individually
- Relevant for large-scale applications with up to several million design variables
- The CPU time and number of iterations are independent of the number of design variables
- Overall increase in eco-efficiency
Tosca Structure.bead supports the engineer in finding the layout of bead stiffeners for sheet metal components. For complex geometries with realistic loading conditions a bead location and orientation with optimal stiffness and dynamic behavior is determined automatically.
- Save time through fully automated bead optimization in only 2-3 solver iterations
- Obtain clear bead layouts for complex models
- Determine innovative, directly producible bead designs through consideration of manufacturing restrictions during optimization
- Increase stiffness and improve dynamic behavior of your sheet metal components
Tosca Fluid features unique design and non-parametric fluid flow topology optimization technology for components and systems. Utilize full design flexibility and create an innovative, optimized design concept for defined design spaces and flow tasks. No initial design is necessary. Only one solver run is needed using industry-standard CFD solvers.
- Economic use of existing IT investments
- Automated design development leads to less physical testing and a reduction in the number of prototypes
- Shorter development cycles by combining design and optimization of fluid flow tasks early in the design process
- Advanced designs with higher product performance and reduced energy consumption
- Faster time-to-market for innovative designs