nTop Live: Lightweight & Evaluate Mass Savings of Helicopter Component

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During the early stages of engineering design, being able to quickly evaluate the influence of key design parameters — such as lattice type, shell thickness, and material — on the performance metrics of a design is essential. 

In this nTop Live, Alec Guay, Application Engineer at nTopology, sets up a simple workflow that lightweights a helicopter component and evaluates its mass properties. He imports a CAD assembly, applies a shell and lattice to a structural component, and automatically calculates the mass and weight savings.

Watch and learn how to:

  • Apply a shell and lattice to a component of an imported CAD assembly
  • Calculate mass and weight savings for different materials
  • Explore the impact of design variables on key performance design metrics

Level: Basic

Industry: Generic

Applications:  Lattice Structures, Lightweighting, Rapid Design Exploration

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