Shape and Parameter Optimization with ANSA and LS-OPT using a new Flexible Interface

Optimization techniques becomes increasingly popular both in the early design stages of the product and during the final testing using the Finite Element Analysis. Furthermore, the computational power now available is sufficient for using optimization on realistic product simulation models. As a result, the increasing complexity of the optimization problem and the subsequent complexity of the optimization software, render essential the use of a tool that organizes the definition of such processes and evaluates the results. Pre-processing for parametric optimizers is possible through the Task Management functionality of ANSA which provides flexibility, reusability and knowledge transfer. At the same time ANSA’s Morphing Tool provides all the necessary functionality for shape optimization definition and easy coupling with the LS-OPT optimizer.

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