HS1540: Set Up a Shape Optimization Study Using HyperMesh and ANSYS
Learn how to perform a shape Optimization started from inside HyperMesh using the direct link to HyperStudy.
The finite element solver is ANSYS. HyperMorph is used to do the shape parameterization. The objective is to minimize the maximum stress of a plate with a hole. The solution can be expected to be some kind of ellipse. Hence, the input variables are the halfaxes of the hole.
Set Up Model in HyperMesh
Parametrize Shapes in HyperMorph
Register ANSYS as a Solver
Perform the Study Setup
Perform Nominal Run
Create and Evaluate Output Responses
Run Optimization

Add an Optimization.
 In the Explorer, rightclick and select Add from the context menu.
 In the Add dialog, select Optimization.
 For Definition from, select an approach and click OK.
 Go to the step.
 Click the Objectives/Constraints  Goals tab.

Add an objective to Response 1.
 Click Add Goal.
 In the Type column, select Minimize.