nTop Live: Topology Optimization Boundary Penalty for Truly Optimal Results

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Topology optimization is a powerful design tool for lightweighting. Since it is a heuristic method though, it is impossible to know if its results are truly optimal without performing detailed validation(s).

In this nTop Live, Evan Pilz, Application Engineer at nTopology, gives tips on how to generate geometries that are truly optimal, faster, and improve your confidence in topology optimization using the “Boundary Penalty” parameter in nTop Platform.

Watch and learn how:

  • Different input parameters affect the results of topology optimization
  • The “Boundary Penalty” parameter helps you get more reliable results faster
  • How to choose a correct “Boundary Penalty” for your application

Download the files Evan used in this session here