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SIMULIA - Introduction to Tosca Structure

SIMULIA – Introduction to Tosca Structure

Tosca Structure provides topology, shape, sizing and bead optimization for mechanical structures based on simulation results from industry standard FEA packages. These methods accelerate and improve the reliable design of lightweight, rigid and durable components and systems. In addition, including optimization in your product design cycle has the potential to significantly reduce the required number of expensive improvement loops and prototypes.

Available releases: 2018-2021
Duration: 16 hours
Course Material: English
Level: Basic
Audience: This course is recommended for all new Tosca Structure users, independent of the FE-Solver and the Pre-/Post-processing environment in use.
Prerequisites: Participants should have some basic knowledge of CAE in order for the course to be effective. Experience with structural optimization techniques is not required.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Create optimal design concepts or improve existing designs of mechanical structures
  • Solve fundamental topology, shape, sizing and bead optimization problems
  • Optimize parts regarding weight, stiffness and durability
  • Visualize, evaluate and transfer optimization results

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the structural optimization capabilities of Tosca Structure:

  • Introduction to structural optimization with Tosca Structure
  • Optimization workflow in different user environments (Tosca ANSATM environment, Tosca Structure.gui, Tosca Extension for ANSYS Workbench)
  • Getting the best structure: topology optimization with Tosca Structure.topology
  • Effective and quick evaluation: Visualization, post-processing, and result validation
  • Improving durability, stress reduction, increasing frequencies: shape optimization with Tosca Structure.shape
  • Optimize design for sheet metal structures: shell thickness optimization with sizing
  • Maximizing stiffness of sheet metal structures: bead optimization with Tosca Structure.bead
  • Integration of Tosca Structure in your development process: Interaction with FE-Solvers and result transfer for CAD


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