HyperWorks 2017: OptiStruct for Structural Analysis and Optimization

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This webinar will highlight the new analysis and optimization features in OptiStruct version 2017. Solutions covered will include linear and nonlinear, structural and thermal, static and transient analyses. In addition, new capabilities for NVH and Fatigue analyses as well as Optimization will be presented.

What's new in OptiStruct?

Nonlinear Analysis
Large displacement analysis is supported for all element types, and a new large sliding based contact formulation – continuous sliding – has also been implemented. For efficiency purposes, large displacement analysis can be defined to be subcase-dependent.

Nonlinear transient analysis has been added and supports inertial effects, material nonlinearity, large displacements and contact.

The nonlinear analyses solutions can be performed quickly using Domain Decomposition techniques.

Multiphysics Analysis
Three new multiphysics analysis types have been implemented in OptiStruct 2017, viz., transient thermal-stress analysis, fluid-structure interaction analysis, and coupled thermal fluid-structure analysis.

NVH Analysis
Brake Squeal analysis and complex eigenvalue analysis for coupled fluid-structure models have been added.

Other New Features
A new Random Response based Fatigue capability has been added.

Subcase dependent model change is supported.

Many new optimization responses have been added, including seam and spot weld fatigue, solid element surface stress, Neuber correction for plasticity evaluation, and bore deformation constraints.

A new Fail Safe Topology Optimization capability allows users to design fail safe concepts.


This webinar is part of the HyperWorks 2017 webinar series, click here to see the full schedule of live and on-demand webinars.

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