Topology optimisation (TO) is an increasingly popular generative design method that forms an established part of the design process in various branches of industry. At the moment, TO results are subsequently redrawn or post-processed manually for further design iterations and higher fidelity analysis. This manual post-processing step is becoming a burden to the efficient TO processes, and also compromises the optimality of the TO design.
Because of this, our engineer Marco Swierstra worked together with the Delft University of Technology, on a research project that focusses on the automated post-processing of both 2D and 3D density-based TO results. The aim is to obtain a structural design optimisation process capable of generating optimised, smooth and crisp geometries with accurate, optimised performance, without any manual labour.
About a year ago Marco’s work was already published in the CAD magazine, which you can read more about here (Dutch). And last week he got the chance to present their work at the NAFEMS conference in London! The novelty of their approach lies in the stage of geometry extraction and the stage of shape optimisation. If you are interested in their work, see the presentation! For a more detailed description of their work check out this extended abstract!
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