This course overviews using the optimization code, LS-OPT, for design. It covers both theoretical concepts and practical aspects of design optimization. An emphasis is placed on interfacing LS-OPT with LS-DYNA. The course includes work¬hop sessions in which the covered theoretical topics are applied. The LS-OPT graphical user interface is used to teach input preparation and post-processing.
Over the duration of the class, you will work individually (some¬times in groups of 2) to solve the exercises. The exercises are simple, so that the run times are short, but contain enough complexity to give insight into the optimization process. Most of the problems are non¬linear dynamic and will be solved using LS-DYNA.
- An introductory class in LS-DYNA is recommended but not necessary.
Lectures and workshop sessions to apply theoretical knowledge to practical examples. A major emphasis is placed on teaching by software demonstration and on the development of a solution to a design challenge.