Parameterization & Design Optimization
Traditionally, mechanical systems are designed using dedicated analysis tools along with engineering experience and intuition. Such an ad hoc approach rarely leads to an optimal design because the engineer does not explore a sufficient number of alternatives. What’s required is a systematic and logical approach to mechanical design. Fortunately, ANSYS delivers ANSYS Rigid Dynamics technology in the ANSYS Workbench environment, which provides a full range of parametric and design analysis capabilities. Parametric variations of CAD parameters, material properties, joint locations and loading conditions enable engineers to easily explore the design space with what-if studies. Alternatively, the power of parametric analysis can be leveraged using ANSYS DesignXplorer to drive design of experiments, goal-driven optimization or min/max search or to even perform Six Sigma analysis to investigate design robustness.