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Hello,

 

can you tell me? I am not getting the complete result of my topology optimization. I wanna do topology optimization of the differential case of differential gear box. My FEA analysis is fine but optimization results are showing only in blue and red region form in element density. and how to compare of our final result from our original model that how much material we can or did remove from the model?

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Hi Prakash, These are my results one is element density and others are stress results. I used two responses Vol and disp, and objective is to minimize the vol and constraint is disp. upperbound limit is 0.5.

 

 

 

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Hi,

 

I do see some intermediate contour between 1 and 0.3 in element density results.

 

Try to play with ISO contour value.

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Waqas,

 

Does your optimization setup include any manufacturing constraints, minimum and maximum member size values, etc...?

 

What ISO value are you looking at?

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no. i don't have any manufacturing constraint. i wanna do topology optimization and remove material from my model but actually i don't understand how to get optimal results. 

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Waqas,

 

Just check the results, If the analysis ends without violation of constraints and respects all the constraints and objectives then your model is optimized.

 

For instance, in your case the constraint is 0.5units of displacement. If your model satisfies this constraint and material is removed as you wanted, then your model is optimized.

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ok. thanks, i have shown in picture one which i shared to you element density. In this picture just only blue and red region are showing so how can i remove material from this result.? and whats the units and meaning of element density in hyperWorks.

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I can see some material is removed from the model. You can still increase the ISO value to see how the model show up after removing further material.

 

I suggest you to add manufacturing constraints to your model to get meaningful results.

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i've shown again this picture, can you tell is it right?, anything wrong with this results, only blue and red region are showing, why others color are not showing? 

 

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Manufacturing constarints are available to enhance the design optimization. You can include minimum and maximum member size to improve manufacturability of the component as very thin members may not sustain. So in order to avoid such, you need to include manufacturing constraints.

 

You can specify draw direction for casting products for example.  There are few other manufacturing constraints available. Please go through OptiStruct user guide to know more.

 

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3 minutes ago, waqas22 said:

i've shown again this picture, can you tell is it right?, anything wrong with this results, only blue and red region are showing, why others color are not showing? 

 

Other intermediate element densities maybe hidden inside the compnent. changing the ISO value can reveal the intermediate densities. 

 

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Hi Prakash, Theses are my results, actually, problem is that material is removing only from the surface. This is the topology optimization. You know in topology optimization material is not removing from this way. I used in design variable , select the design region and the select PSOLID type, in the resp, two response, one is volume and 2nd is static displacement. obj is mini of vol. and dconstraint is displacement used upper bound limit is 0.5. can you tell whats i am doing worng in analysis?

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, waqas22 said:

This is the topology optimization. You know in topology optimization material is not removing from this way.

@waqas22

 

The amount of material and where the material is removed is dependent on load path and the optimization parameters. 

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On 9/20/2016 at 3:33 AM, Prakash Pagadala said:

You need to check whether the objective is achieved and the constraints are satisfied or not. :)

i am confused about my actual result. i don't know how to verify my result. i think according to my study material is removed like this through topology optimizationvon mises optimization of sheet.jpg i am showing a picture.

 

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17 hours ago, Prakash Pagadala said:

You need to check whether the objective is achieved and the constraints are satisfied or not. :)

i am confused about my actual result. i don't know how to verify my result. i think according to my study material is removed like this through topology optimizationvon mises optimization of sheet.jpg i am showing a picture.

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my optimization constraint is static disp. uper bound limit is 0.5. so how to verify my results in element density results? dear i want to send you PM kindly on your message privacy. thanks.

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