1 hr. 45 min.

Using shape optimization to drive a design

Module overview

Review shape optimization simulation study type to explore load paths in designs. Identify critical load paths in a design to make more informed decisions on material removal.

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain topology optimization.
  • Create a shape optimization simulation study for a gear.
  • Modify a design based on simulation results.
  • Validate design decisions through static stress simulation.

Module downloads

These downloadable resources will be used to complete units in this module:

Module outline

  • Define common parameters for a shape optimization