OptiAssist for Simcenter 3D
OptiAssist for Simcenter 3D is a fully integrated add-in for Simcenter 3D users, designed to unlock the power of structural optimisation using the Nastran Optimisation module (SOL200). OptiAssist's objective is to deliver a unified optimisation environment that both extends the available structural optimisation methods and greatly simplifies the Simcenter 3D interface to Nastran.
Using OptiAssist allows engineers to rapidly deliver high performance, lightweight products within a short timeframe. Using OptiAssist for Simcenter 3D, the following optimisation solutions are available:
BENEFITS OF USING OPTIASSIST FOR SIMCENTER 3D
- - Eliminate costly manual iteration
- - Maximise a design's performance for multiple requirements
- - Seamlessly perform structural optimisation tasks inside the Simcenter 3D environment
- - Shorten laminate development times and reduce engineering iteration overhead
- - Maximise potential of composite materials through optimisation
- - Seamlessly integrate powerful optimisation tools into your engineering team
COMPATIBILITY & PREREQUISITES
As a direct add-in to the Simcenter 3D environment, OptiAssist provides an optimisation environment for Simcenter 3D that works directly with the native model data. OptiAssist for Simcenter 3D supports Simcenter 3D releases 2019.1 onwards.
Composites capabilities work with both the standard Simcenter 3D composite model and the extended capabilities of the Laminate Composite Module. OptiAssist requires Simcenter 3D, Simcenter Nastran and its Design Optimisation Module.
Develop optimal thickness of thin shell structural assemblies. Suitable to maximise stiffness, frequency and minimise stress.
|Thickness Optimisation Tutorial|
Develop reinforcing patterns in thin shell structures. Suitable to maximise stiffness, frequency and minimising stress.
|Topography Optimisation Tutorial|
Develop thickness distribution of thin shell structures. Suitable for resolving local stress issues.
OptiAssist for Simcenter 3D provides efficient optimisation work trails within Simcenter 3D, automatically preparing the Nastran optimisation (SOL200) solution data based upon the user's setup. Users may select their existing Nastran solution / sub-case objects and OptiAssist will automatically migrate these to the optimisation solution set. Version 2.0 supports static and dynamic modal solution types.
Within the OptiAsisst trails users may consider the following structural responses:
Through the OptiAssist interface, engineers are able to efficiently develop their products, seamlessly integrating optimisation into their engineering development cycle.
A PLATFORM FOR UNLOCKING DESIGN OPTIMISATION
Design optimisation techniques are not new, but their adoption into engineering developments remains relatively low; often applied by an 'optimisation expert.' OptiAssist for Simcenter 3D builds on GRM's experience of applying design optimisation to real world engineering developments, providing an interface that guides engineers, allowing them to unlock the capabilities of design optimisation.
MARINE - MEETING THE COMPOSITE DESIGN CHALLENGE OF THE AMERICA'S CUP
|The America's Cup is the world's oldest international sporting trophy and
the pinnacle of sailing technology.
For the current set of rules (AC75 Class Yacht), teams must engineer a
75 foot hydro foiling monohull design to compete in the event. INEOS
Team UK's technical team have adopted OptiAssist for Simcenter3D
to provide a competitive advantage in their structural developments.
Dr David Jonson (Team Leader - Structures, INEOS Team UK) and
Martin Gambling (Managing Director - GRM Consulting) presented on
this topic at the Siemens Digital Industries Software 2019
Simcenter Conference Presentation. Click here to learn more.
OptiAssist for Simcenter 3D may be purchased directly from GRM or via your regional Siemens reseller, depending on your location. Contact GRM here or get in touch with one of our regional software partners.
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Contact us for examples of success and to discuss your particular requirements.