Effective Lightweighting

For many years, the weights of traditional composites and materials have been reduced. But today, detailed, high-fidelity simulation is needed to find new targets for lightweighting. At the same time, new design options are being introduced and old constraints are being eliminated by 3-D printing (additive manufacturing).

After an engineer has imagined a design, simulation is required to make it a reality. Engineers must optimize shapes and determine the impacts of materials and processes in order to expand the limits of lightweight design.

With ANSYS simulation solutions and intuitive pre-processing, engineers can lower product weight via high-fidelity material modeling and determine how lightweight parts will perform in real conditions. And by evaluating multiple design criteria, you can engineer lightweight design or construction for mold, composite, or additive manufacturing.

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  • Presentation: Aviation Week Aerostructural Composites
  • Case Study: EADS
  • Case Study: KTM Technologies - Composite Material Race Car
  • White Paper: Simulating Composite Structures
  • Case Study: Simulation-driven Product Development Speeds Design of Heat Exchangers from Two Weeks to Two Days
  • Video: Topology Optimization for Design Innovation: Create lighter parts without sacrificing strength

ANSYS Energy Systems Simulation for Sustainable Design