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OptiStruct is a proven, modern structural solver with comprehensive, accurate and scalable solutions for linear and nonlinear analyses across statics and dynamics, vibrations, acoustics, fatigue, heat transfer, and multiphysics disciplines.

In this tutorial you will perform a topology optimization on a model to create a new topology for the structure, removing any unnecessary material. The resulting structure is lighter and satisfies all design constraints.

In this tutorial you will setup a topology optimization problem that applies the technique of minimum member size control on the elements of the model to achieve a discrete solution.

In this tutorial you will use OptiStruct's topology optimization functionality to create a design concept for an automotive control arm required to meet performance specifications.

In this tutorial you will generate a preliminary design of stiffeners in the form of ribs for an automotive splash shield. The objective is to increase the natural frequency of the first normal mode using topology to identify locations for ribs in the designable region.

In this tutorial you will perform a topology optimization using draw direction constraints on a control arm.

In this tutorial you will perform a 1D topology optimization. The model used in this tutorial is a simple welded hat section. The welding is modeled using CWELD elements.

In this tutorial you will perform a topology optimization using pattern repetition.

In this tutorial you will perform a topology optimization on an automotive control arm with the simultaneous application of symmetry and draw direction constraints.

In this tutorial an existing finite element model of a simple cantilever beam is used to demonstrate how to reduce the finite element model using static reduction. You will also perform a topology optimization on the reduced model.

In this tutorial you will perform a topology optimization on a bracket-hook modeled with shell elements.

In this tutorial you will use the extrusion constraints method to perform an optimization problem with extrusion constraints to obtain a constant cross section along a given path, particularly in the case of parts manufactured through an extrusion process.

This tutorial demonstrates the capability of frequency response optimization using OptiStruct.

In this tutorial you will set up an optimization problem of an MBD system using the equivalent static load method (ESL).

This section presents nonlinear explicit analysis examples generated using OptiStruct. Each example uses a problem description, execution procedures, and results to demonstrate how OptiStruct is used.

Tutorials using HyperMesh.

Video tutorials using SimLab.

This manual provides detailed information regarding the features, functionality, and simulation methods available in OptiStruct.

This manual provides a detailed list and usage information regarding input entries, output entries, and parameters available in OptiStruct.

The OptiStruct Example Guide is a collection of solved examples for various solution sequences and optimization types and provides you with examples of the real-world applications and capabilities of OptiStruct.

This manual presents solved verification models including NAFEMS problems.

This section provides quick responses to typical and frequently asked questions regarding OptiStruct.

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