Free Webinar: Topology and Shape Optimization using Abaqus (ATOM)

On July 12, 2012 12:00 (GMT)

This webinar is recommended for finite element analysts or product designers with some background in finite element analysis. Some familiarity with Abaqus/CAE is also useful but not required. The presentation will begin at 2pm EDT.


When used in combination with finite element analyses, topology and shape optimization techniques can help you refine your designs and produce lightweight, strong and durable components. In addition, using structural optimization techniques can significantly reduce the number of design iterations required during a product development process. This leads to huge savings in tooling costs and vastly reduces the time to market for the product. Register for a short one-hour snack and learn webinar for an introduction to Abaqus Topology Optimization Module (ATOM). In this one hour we will focus on two objectives:

  • Give a broad overview of the topology and shape optimization capability within Abaqus.
  • Learn the basic steps to use ATOM interface native to Abaqus/CAE for setup, execution, monitoring and post-processing of topology and shape optimization problems.
About the Presenter

Peihui Zhang


Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio state University, Columbus, Ohio, 2003
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2001
B.S.  Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1999
B.S.  Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1999


Dr. Zhang is a technical specialist at Dassault Systemes SIMULIA Corp. in the Central region, working in the customer services group. Since joining the company in 2008, she has taken major responsibilities in the area of training and technical support. As a training leader, Dr. Zhang teaches all the core classes in the Minneapolis office, including Introduction to Abaqus, Abaqus Explicit-Advanced topics, Element Selection, Contact and Convergence, etc. She is also a recognized expert in the area of design optimization and electromagnetic modeling. 

Prior to joining SIMULIA, Dr. Zhang was an applications engineer at the Edison Welding Institute (EWI), Columbus, Ohio, specialing in magnetic pulse and ultrasonic technologies.  Through her research, Dr. Zhang developed an open coil design for high-speed magnetic pulse joining.  This invention solved a critical step toward the industrial commercialization of the technology. 

Dr. Zhang enjoys applying her technical knowledge in customer consulting projects at both SIMULIA and EWI.  She helped companies from various industries, such as Boeing, Medtronic, Shell and GM, develop challenging engineering solutions.

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