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A demonstration of topology optimization using the Structural Mechanics Module and the Optimization Module. The classical MBB beam is solved in 2D using a Helmholtz filter and Solid Isotropic Material Penalization (SIMP) technique to recast the original combinatorial optimization problem ... Read More
This application illustrates how to use COMSOL’s optimization capabilities to automatically develop novel designs satisfying critical design constraints. The model optimizes a simple speaker geometry. Examples of constraints could include the radius of the loudspeaker or a desired ... Read More
This model performs a topological optimization for a Tesla microvalve. A Tesla microvalve inhibits backwards flow using friction forces rather than moving parts. The design can be optimized by distributing a specific amount of material within the modeling domain. The goal is to maximize ... Read More
In this shape optimization example, the mass of a bracket is minimized by changing the size and position of a number of geometrical objects. The requirements give limits both on the lowest natural frequency, and on the maximum stress in a static load case. This means that results from ... Read More
This tutorial introduces the use of topology optimization in acoustics. The goal of the optimization is to find the optimal material distribution (solid or air) in a given design domain, here the sealing of a 2D room, that minimizes the average sound pressure level in an objective ... Read More
This tutorial demonstrates how to compute the periodic steady-state solution of a nonlinear model problem using an optimization solver. The solver modifies the initial conditions at the beginning of a period to match the solution at the end of the period. The model solves much faster ... Read More
Imagine that you are designing a light-weight mountain bike frame that should fit in a box of a certain size and should weigh no more than 8 kg. Given that you know the loads on the bike, you can achieve this by distributing the available material while making sure that the stiffness of ... Read More
The model studies optimal material distribution in a hook, which is symmetric about the z plane and consists of a linear elastic material, structural steel. It is subjected to two distributed edge load cases: One at the tip of the hook and one along its lower inner curve. The geometry is ... Read More
Topology optimization of the Navier-Stokes equations is encountered in different branches and applications, such as in the design of ventilation systems for cars. A common technique applicable to such problems is to let the distribution of porous material vary continuously. In this ... Read More