MESHPARTS TOPOAD
Topology Optimization of Volumes, metal sheets and beam structures

TOPOAD is an additional module in the Meshparts Software for Topology Optimization.

TOPOAD offers a Topology Optimization of a special kind, which guarantees an absolute optimum and enables seamless transfer of results into the CAD design.

While classical Topology Optimization typically only supports solids, TOPOAD also supports plates, shells and beams.

The strength of TOPOAD lies in the treatment of single parts as one unit, which we call Metaelements.

Using the Meta Elements sheet structures can be optimized with uniform thickness. In the same way, beam structures can be optimized with uniform thickness. Furthermore, during the design phase, you can reliably identify the optimal mass distribution in an assembly.

Just a few examples from the possible fields of application:

  • Machine Beds, Tables, Sleds
  • Moving column
  • Castings of every kind

Savings potential:

  • Weight reduction up to 40%
  • Stiffness increase by up to 40%

Comparisson TOPOAD and classical Topology Optimization


Topology Optimization of single metal sheets

TOPOAD:
30% stiffer for the same mass

Classical Topology Optimization with ANSYS:
30% less stiff for same mass


Topology Optimization of metal sheet assemblies

TOPOAD:
Direct CAD transfer possible

Classical Topology Optimization with ANSYS:
No direct CAD transfer possible


Topology Optimization of metal sheet assemblies

TOPOAD:
Grouping of sheet metal assemblies. The optimum sheet thicknesses are directly readable and color coded.