Layout Optimization of Support Structure Based on ANSYS
This work is to present layout optimization of support structure based on ANSYS with stress constraint. Currently size, shape and topology optimization have been well studied, but layout optimization is still in the early stage and its application is limited by its massive mathematical model. In this paper the problem of numerical calculation is solved by the optimization algorithms of ANSYS and then through studying the mathematical model, sensitivity, controlling parameters and optimization criteria of it a toolkit is designed and programmed by C# language. At last, an optimization case is studied and the results show that more reasonable design prototypes can be found for engineers through using the toolkit especially in the conceptual design stage.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang and Zichen Chen
L. Z. Guo et al., "Layout Optimization of Support Structure Based on ANSYS", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 328-330, pp. 322-326, 2011