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Design by mass and volume! Not CAD!

Topology Optimization is the formal term for telling to the computer: "Take this chunk of material and take all the unnecessary material away"

Determining wheel deformation under braking due to heat buildup

Thermo-Mechanical Response of Train Wheels

Handy tools in MSC Apex to speedup FE modelling | ESTEQ

Handy tools in MSC Apex to speedup FE modelling

Stress hot spots identified under load case not included in design

Topology Optimization is the science of designing by volume mass and load which is a very powerful tool to have, but it has one significant flaw.

How to obtain loads for design purposes

Importing loads from Adams/Vi-Rail into Patran

Getting started with Adams

Importing loads from Adams/Vi-Rail into Patran

I just loved the Facebook reference in the cartoon ;-)

I just loved the Facebook reference in the cartoon ;-)

Design failure!

Designs start their life in a CAD system, which is wrong.

"Replacing" CAD design with Analysis to design for you

These steps show how to use Multi Body Dynamics (MBD) and Topology Optimization to design parts.

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