Research on the Variant Design Method Based on the Integration of CAD/CAE
Component variant design method based on parametric design technology and parametric CAE technology are discussed. Based on the integration of CAD and CAE, a variant design method with the function to satisfy engineering constraints is put forward. Using VC++ and Jscript as developing tools, CAD system (SolidWorks) and CAE system (ANSYS) are redeveloped and integrated. A variant design method based on the integration of CAD/CAE is realized. A prototype system of the above variant design method is developed. As an example, variant design of workbench of a machine tool is realized. The variant design method and the variant design prototype system are verified.
S. N. Wang et al., "Research on the Variant Design Method Based on the Integration of CAD/CAE", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 224, pp. 248-251, 2012