Jump to content
nodroz

Optistruct Optimization creates 1000 plies

Recommended Posts

Hello everybody,

 

I'm not entirely new to FEA analysis but I'm struggling with Optistruct at the moment.

 

I have a Formula Student Monocoque which I am trying to optimize to work with unidirectional carbon. I'm trying to create an optimum lay-up that's as light a possible while being as stiff aswell.

I followed the guide "tutorial composite optimization with optistruct 11.0 on the example of a formula student monocoque" to the letter but somehow the Optistruct Optimization creates almost 1300 plies... Which is is impossible to manually adjust the zones...

 

Could somebody have a clue what's going on here? Maybe I'm doing something wrong in the OptiStruct settings? I should have only 4 plies per original ply on default... 

 

Thank you in advance! I attached the model file.

 

Regards

Alexander

monocoque_18-04-16_ADB_Opti.hm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Prakash, thanks for the fast reply!

 

I'm running Hyperworks 2017.2.2 on Windows 10. I'm also running the Optistruct 2017.2.2 hotfix update.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Hi,

 

There is a problem with the update and it because of that OptiStruct is creating more than expected number of plies.

 

Developers are fixing this and should be cleared soon. 

 

Can you run the size optimization and check if that provides any good results with the same 1000+ with a TMANUF or PLYMAN?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank your for the reply, I'll have a look into that! 

Meanwhile I installed version 2017.2 (so removed the 2017.2.2 hotfix) and everything is working fine!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...