MD/MSC Nastran 2010 Design Sensitivity and Optimization User’s Guide

Docs ID    DOC9472
Status:    Published
Published date:    07/20/2010
Updated:    07/11/2014
Reported In:   MSC Nastran (2010) - MSC Nastran Docs


The MD/MSC Nastran Design Sensitivity and Optimization User’s Guide is intended to explain the capability of MD/MSC Nastran to predict the effect of changes in the structural model on structural responses (sensitivity) and to resize the structure so as to satisfy imposed design conditions while taking a particular response to minimum (or maximum) value (optimization).

As such, it is the User’s Guide for two MD/MSC Nastran modules: Design Optimization and Topology Optimization.

The Design Optimization capability performs general tasks that are the focus of this volume while Topology Optimization is a special purpose capability intended to find the optimal distribution of material and is described in a special section of this volume.

The Topology Optimization User's Guide has been integrated into the Design Sensitivity and Optimization User's Guide.

Note that sensitivity analysis is available in standard MD/MSC Nastran and does not require additional modules. The guide provides guidance in preparing the input and assessing the output. A number of examples are provided to illustrate the use of MD/MSC Nastran Design Sensitivity and Optimization.

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