Tosca

Efficient Optimization Based on FEA and CFD Simulations

Tosca - The Optimization Suite

Today’s engineers aspire to develop innovative products in the shortest development time possible. Security, comfort, performance, efficiency, durability, and flexibility are just some of the aspects to take into account.

As leading technologies for structural optimization and flow optimization, both Tosca Structure and Tosca Fluid offer efficient optimization based on industry standard FEA (Abaqus, ANSYS, MSC Nastran) and CFD software (STAR-CCM+ and ANSYS Fluent).

The Tosca optimization suite enables engineers to take full advantage of any improvement potential while leveraging advanced simulation capabilities. It creates optimized design concepts to achieve the highest performance, quality, and eco-efficiency in a shorter development time.

Benefits

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Reduced Product Development Time = FAST
Enhance your existing CAE environment
  • Seamless integration with leading FEA and CFD solvers
  • Existing simulation input files are used - model parameterization is not necessary

 

Easy setup of the optimization task
  • Direct use of existing knowledge and models
  • Intuitive - minimal training is required
  • Choice of intuitive graphical user interfaces
  • Full design flexibility, without time-consuming parameterization

 

Reduced time-to-market
  • Fewer prototypes and physical tests
  • Faster turnaround from analysis to design/manufacturing
  • Automatic validation of topology optimization results possible
  • Shortened development cycles with optimization in an early phase
  • Manufacturing process constraints can be applied
  • Direct data transfer to CAD systems
High Quality Simulation Results = RELIABLE
Benefit from a realistic simulation and take full advantage of your optimization potential
  • Based realistic results using nonlinear models
  • New fact: optional fatigue analysis in shape optimization for increased durability
  • New fact: comprehensive choice of manufacturing changes

 

Easy setup of the optimization task
  • Direct use of existing knowledge and models
  • Intuitive - minimal training is required
  • User interface with wizard technology
  • Optional graphical interface based on the ANSA technology
  • Full design flexibility, without time-consuming parameterization

 

Reduced time-to-market
  • Fewer prototypes and physical tests
  • Faster turnaround from analysis to design/manufacturing
  • Automatic validation of topology optimization results possible
  • Shortened development cycles with optimization in an early phase
  • Manufacturing process constraints can be applied
  • Direct data transfer to CAD systems
Enhanced Competitive Position with Optimized Designs = INNOVATIVE
Use your simulation know-how to create innovative product designs by optimization
  • Economic design concepts achieve potential savings of weight, material, and design space
  • Optimized components taking into account static, dynamic, and thermo-mechanical requirements
  • Optimized channels and ducts for flow homogenization, reduced pressure drop, improved velocity distribution and reduced flow-induced noise

 

Reduced time-to-market
  • State-of-the-art technology and software development: knowledge transfer from numerous research projects in highly developed optimization technology
  • Award-winning
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Design Concept

Design Concepts in a Virtual Product Development

The product development costs are mainly determined in the early concept phase. The automatic generation of optimized design proposals will reduce the number of product development cycles and the number of physical prototypes. The quality is increased and the development costs are significantly reduced. All you need is the definition of the maximum allowed design space - we help you to automatically find the design that fits and considers all system requirements.

Design Improvement

Simulation-Driven Design Improvement

Existing designs often need small changes to adapt the design to changes in the external boundary conditions. Using optimization methods, design changes can quickly be applied and all relevant product requirements can be considered.

We have the right method if:

  • Different design parameters are influencing your system responses (geometry and material parameters, ingredients and process parameters)
  • Competitive targets have to be considered (weight vs. stiffness)
  • Multidisciplinary targets have to be considered (objectives and constraints from different analysis disciplines)
Decision Support

Product Knowledge and Decision Support

Due to increasing product complexity, the product development process cannot only be driven by classic analytical methods, experiments and simulation methods. The complexity can often only be coped under use of modern mathematical methods.

Tosca provides intuitive and user interactive methods to analyze existing datasets from simulation and physical testing. This allows you to:

  • Extract determining information concerning quality
  • Make decisions based upon high quality mathematical meta-models
  • Optimize the product properties

As a result, the cost and time it takes to perform simulations and physical tests can be reduced to a minimum.