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Variable shelling based on simulation results for lightweighting

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Published on November 2, 2020


Key Software Capabilities

  • Simulation

Using the results of FE simulations, you can control the thickness of a shelling operation. This way you can remove material only where stresses are lower and further reduce the weight of your high-performance aerospace or automotive structural components.

In this nTop Live, Chase Allan, Solutions Engineer at nTop, shows you how to apply a shell with variable thickness to a bracket in nTop. He creates a reusable workflow that uses a CAD file and simulation data as inputs and exports the shelled geometry as a STEP file.

Watch and learn how to:

  • Apply a variable shelling operation to any CAD part
  • Verifying the performance of the shelled geometry
  • Export shelled geometry back to CAD as a STEP file

Download the files Chase used in this presentation here.