nTop Live: Landing Gear Optimization for Additive Manufacturing

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Additive manufacturing can save time in the qualification and certification phases of aerospace components by rapidly providing the parts for testing. For example, Safran and SLM Solutions produced a large nose landing gear fitting that was manufactured with selective laser melting.

In this nTop Live, Alejandro Carcel Lopez, Application Engineer at nTopology, shows you how to optimize a nose landing gear main fitting for additive manufacturing using gyroid TPMS lattice structures. First, he uses the results of a static analysis to drive the local thickness of the gyroid making the part lighter in the low-stress regions and denser in the load-bearing regions. Then he runs a quick simulation in nTopology and exports the results for further analysis. 

Watch and learn how to:

  • Take full advantage of Additive Manufacturing by engineering graded lattice infills 
  • Run simulations in nTopology or export to FEA tools, like Abaqus, for aircraft certification
  • Use lightweighting methods to reduce the weight of whole aerospace assemblies

Level: Intermediate

Industry: Aerospace

Applications: Lightweighting, Simulation, Field-Driven Design

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Recreate the steps that Alejandro followed in this nTop Training. To download all the necessary files for this training, please see this link.