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2018

LS-TaSC 4: Designing for the combination of impact, statics and NVH
Implementation of the Projected Subgradient Method in LS-TaSC™
The projected subgradient method is major new methodology development for the topology optimization of huge, multi-disziplinary structural problems; for example, the combined impact, statics and NVH design of a whole body in white. This paper accordingly discusses the projected subgradient method in LS-TaSC, with specific reference to the basic theory, the ability to combined impact and NVH load cases, and the performance for huge models. Also mentioned is how the method has been enhanced to handle generalized constraints using the multi-tensor numerical scheme.
Design Domain Dependent Preferences for Multi-disciplinary Body-in-White Concept Optimization
Recently methods for topology optimization are increasingly established in the virtual vehicle design process in the automobile industry. In particular a heuristic topology optimization process based on the assumption of uniform energy distribution throughout the structure combined with a scaled energy weighting approach was demonstrated to successfully to provide concepts for vehicle structures subject to static and crash loads concurrently.
Detail Design Evaluation of Extruded Sections on a Body-in-White Concept Model
Topology optimization allows for the design of structures with an optimum distribution of material for a given set of load cases. In the past, it has been shown that topology optimization can be implemented for a design space representing a body-in-white vehicle structure undergoing multiple load requirements. Using a Hybrid Cellular Automata algorithm along with a scaled energy weighting approach, both the objective of maximizing stiffness as ...
Topology Optimization of a Stamping Die Structure using LS-DYNA® and LS-TaSC™
Cost of Stamping Dies accounts for about 45% of total cost of a vehicle program. The construction cost of these dies is used as benchmark by the automotive companies to evaluate the cost of any new vehicle program and also to determine where they stand compared to their competitions. The cascading effect goes down to the TIER-1 suppliers to optimize their die structure designs in order to stay afloat in the business. FE Simulation tools like ...
ACP-OpDesign: Optimal Design Gateway: Reveal the Path to Optimized Products
ACP OpDesign is an intuitive and process-guided optimization desktop environment. With its optimization oriented and highly specialized user interface, based on the process depicted as a diagram in the tool, it offers the user the capability to take advantage of an efficient, direct interaction to: - ANSA’s powerful morphing and parametrization functionality - custom-designed META Post-processor tools - Topology and parametric optimization ...