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Optimization in ABAQUS Analysis

This tutorial teaches how optimize topology of a model in ABAQUS. Structural optimization is an iterative process that helps to improve designs and produce parts and components that are lightweight, strong and long-lasting. Topology optimization begins with an initial design, which is assumed to be the maximum physical extent of the component, and determines a new material distribution by changing the density and the stiffness of the elements in the initial design while continuing to satisfy the optimization constraints. In this package different workshops to implement topology optimization are used.


This package presents a technique to bridge the gap between ABAQUS and MATLAB. It is especially useful when you want to set up an automated optimization loop between these two PC applications. The key points for linking are presented in a case study that is about topology optimization of an end-fixed 2D plate by the BESO approach.