TOSCA : NON-PARAMETRIC OPTIMIZATION. AUTOMATICALLY CREATE OPTIMIZED SHAPES
- 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 Structural Topology you obtain optimal design proposals early during design concept. TOSCA automatically removes material in your FE Model to create original and optimized parts.
- Tosca Structure.shape is used to efficiently reduce stresses in local stress concentration and Tosca Structure.bead to optimize part stiffness buy using bead patterns.
- 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.
- TOSCA Structure delivers powerful optimization solutions for design of lightweight, stiff, and durable parts and assemblies within shorter development cycles. Rely on TOSCA‘s leading optimization technology to achieve highest product performance and meet business objectives faster.
- TOSCA Structure creates optimized design concepts with significant potential for savings of material and weight.
- Optimization in an early phase speeds up the product development and hence results in a shorter time-to-market. Gain and maintain a better competitive position in the marketplace with innovative, state-of-the-art designs.
- Create lightweight, ready-to-manufacture product designs and reduce time-to-market, physical tests, and prototype builds.
- Gain new innovative ideas through optimization at an early stage considering weight, stiffness, frequencies, displacements,…
- Avoid improvement loops through optimally designed and producible product concepts
- Use all functionalities of your approved and familiar FE solver
- Can include non-linearity & contact
- Improve your product quality through reduction of local stress peaks
TOSCA Structure features best-in-class optimization technology for high quality simulation results. Take full advantage of your optimization potential while leveraging advanced simulation capabilities such as material and geometrical nonlinearity (large deformation and contact).
- Seamless integration with leading FEA & durability solvers
- Direct use of existing knowledge and models
- Full design flexibility without time-consuming parameterization
- High fidelity optimization for nonlinear analysis, durability and NVH
- Simultaneous optimization to meet static, dynamic, and thermo-mechanical requirements
Handling of complex manufacturing conditions using constraints:
- DEMOLD for Casting & Forging processes
- MINIMUM MEMBER SIZE to control thinning
- Plane, rotational and cyclic SYMMETRY
- FROZEN AREA to keep regions unchanged