Geometric Parameter Optimization of a Bracket
Application ID: 90011
This tutorial minimizes the mass of a bracket that is synchronized from Solid Edge® via the LiveLink™ interface.
There are limits both for the lowest natural frequency, and for the maximum stress in a static load case. The size and position for a number of geometrical features is changed to optimize the mass, while several geometrical constraints are enforced to maintain the design intent.
This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:
however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- LiveLink™ for Solid Edge® and
- Optimization Module and
- either the MEMS Module, Multibody Dynamics Module, or Structural Mechanics Module
The combination of COMSOL® products required to model your application depends on several factors and may include boundary conditions, material properties, physics interfaces, and part libraries. Particular functionality may be common to several products. To determine the right combination of products for your modeling needs, review the Specification Chart and make use of a free evaluation license. The COMSOL Sales and Support teams are available for answering any questions you may have regarding this.