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ACP OpDesign revolutionizes the product design and development process through a holistic, performance-driven method. The method is based on BETA CAE Systems advanced SPDRM (Simulation Process Data & Resources Management) process management software and, also captures ETA’s Accelerated Concept to Product (ACP) Process, delivering a streamlined optimization-led design path.

ACP OpDesign is enabled by combining the power of ANSA’s modeling capabilities with its connection to the most well-known finite element analysis (FEA) solvers, topology, parametric optimizers, and BETA CAE Systems META post-processing automation. Additional features also allow the user to:

  • Create new products from concepts.
  • Optimize existing designs.
  • Evaluate numerous design concepts under multiple load conditions.
  • Optimize shape, material, and thickness.
  • Consider manufacturability alternatives.

Concept

Starting from concept, the available design space is defined and set-up for topology optimization under multidisciplinary loads (static and dynamic). The shell geometry from the results are generated by allocating material where it is needed to withstand.

Specialized functions such as topology skeleton creation (for combining load cases or mass fractions); skinning (to create geometry from topology); and load path mapping for identifying key load-bearing components. These functions introduce efficiency in virtual product development.

Low Fidelity 3G (LF3G)

From conceptual design or continuing with existing designs, LF3G focuses on the optimization of geometry, grade, and gauge. This process optimizes the position of key parts, which include the width and height of cross-sections, various types of materials, and grade.

High Fidelity 3G (HF3G) for Substructuring and Decoupling

The load-carrying substructure or sub-systems are “decoupled” for the detailed design, based on alternative manufacturing design solutions and weight reduction. The sub-systems are optimized for the most appropriate design solution under multiple load cases. Furthermore, the system has fully reintegrated gauges that can be optimized if required.

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