Efficient Optimization Based on FEA and CFD Simulations

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Today’s engineers aspire to develop innovative products in the shortest development time possible. Security, comfort, performance, efficiency, durability, and flexibility are just some of the aspects to take into account.

As leading technologies for structural optimization and flow optimization, both Tosca Structure and Tosca Fluid offer efficient optimization based on industry standard FEA (Abaqus, ANSYS, MSC Nastran) and CFD software (STAR-CCM+ and ANSYS Fluent).

The SIMULIA Tosca optimization suite enables engineers to take full advantage of any improvement potential while leveraging advanced simulation capabilities. It provides fast and powerful structural and flow optimization solutions based on FEA and CFD simulations. The suite consists of two products: Tosca Structure – for optimized structural designs, and Tosca Fluid – for optimized fluid flow design concepts.

Tosca Structure

Tosca Structure delivers powerful optimization solutions for design of lightweight, stiff, and durable parts and assemblies within shorter development cycles to maximize performance, minimize material and weight, and discover new design possibilities. Tosca Structure offers functionalities for topology, shape, bead and sizing optimization.

Learn More: Download the Tosca Structural Datasheet >>

Tosca Fluid

Tosca Fluid enables topology optimization-driven design concepts for fluid flow systems and components. Use its capabilities to create innovative design ideas automatically for a defined flow task and available package space. Tosca Fluid’s unique technology helps you achieve the highest flow performance, quality and eco-efficiency.

Learn More: Download the Tosca Fluid Datasheet >>

Key Benefits:

Enhance your existing CAE environment

  • Seamless integration with leading FEA and CFD solvers
  • Existing simulation input files are used – model parameterization is not necessary

Easy setup of the optimization task

  • Direct use of existing knowledge and models
  • Intuitive – minimal training is required
  • Choice of intuitive graphical user interfaces
  • Full design flexibility, without time-consuming parameterization

Reduced time-to-market

  • Fewer prototypes and physical tests
  • Faster turnaround from analysis to design/manufacturing
  • Automatic validation of topology optimization results possible
  • Shortened development cycles with optimization in an early phase
  • Manufacturing process constraints can be applied
  • Direct data transfer to CAD systems

Benefit from a realistic simulation and take full advantage of your optimization potential

  • Based realistic results using nonlinear models
  • New fact: optional fatigue analysis in shape optimization for increased durability
  • New fact: comprehensive choice of manufacturing changes

Use your simulation know-how to create innovative product designs by optimization

  • Economic design concepts achieve potential savings of weight, material, and design space
  • Optimized components taking into account static, dynamic, and thermo-mechanical requirements
  • Optimized channels and ducts for flow homogenization, reduced pressure drop, improved velocity distribution and reduced flow-induced noise