nTop Live: Lightweight & Evaluate Mass Savings of Helicopter Component
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
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.