This demo illustrates the connection between KIMEME, Siemens NX and Ansys. The aim of this demo is to determine the optimal aspect ratio for a tank subject to the action of a given pressure.

The geometry of the tank is defined and modified by Siemens NX. Von Mises stress value is calculated by means of FEM analysis, carried on by Ansys.

DESIGN VARIABLES

Tank radius [100…220] mm

CONSTRAINTS

The height of the tank is calculated in order to keep the volume of the tank constant

OBJECTIVES

Minimize Von Mises stress

OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHM

Differential Evolution

RUNS

2000 evaluations, with parallel execution on 4 workstations using KIMEME Network. Execution time: 30 minutes.