CONVERGE ON OPTIMAL SOLUTIONS
Quartus engineers utilize advanced optimization tools to successfully identify engineering solutions that navigate the interaction between design variables such as cost, weight, and performance. Design optimization utilizes a systemic approach where user-defined criteria is evaluated in an iterative simulation where performance improvements are assessed relative to structural and environmental variations. Optimization tools utilized by Quartus include:
- Altair OptiStruct
- NX Nastran
- LS Dyna
- MSC Nastran
- ANSYS APDL
EFFICIENTLY UTILIZE DESIGN SPACE
Topology optimization allows Quartus engineers to explore the entire available design space in a process that lets boundary conditions “design” their own solution. Optistruct is an innovative tool that iteratively adjusts element properties to empirically derive the “best” solution. The end result of the topology optimization yields the potential for innovative designs that maximize new and existing manufacturing capabilities.
DESIGN FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
Quartus has extensive experience applying optimization routines to arrive at optimized structures while leveraging 3D additive manufacturing capabilities. These new technologies enable structural efficiencies that were previously unattainable. Quartus has experience with the entire engineering cycle, from optimization analysis, to final part design and manufacturing.
IDENTIFY BOUNDING VARIABLES
The performance of an optimized design is only as good as the accuracy and characterization of bounding variables. Quartus engineers have the capabilities and experience to identify and define optimization criteria that effectively represents the conditions in which the product is to operate. Static, dynamic, and more exotic criteria like genetic algorithms are used by Quartus to deliver solutions that meet our customer’s specific requirements.