This demo illustrates the connection between KIMEME, Solidworks and Ansys. This demo optimize the geometry of a bracket, designed to support a shelf and charged with a given pressure, in order to minimize stress. Von Mises stress is calculated by means of FEM analysis, carried on by Ansys, while the aspect ratio of the geometry is modified by Solidworks.

DESIGN VARIABLES

Support length [40…160] mm

CONSTRAINTS

Support length must be shorter than bracket length

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.