optiSLang (Adv. Optimization)

optiSLang for ANSYS

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optiSLang inside ANSYS Workbench – easy and flexible to use

ANSYS Workbench provides new opportunities to bring together automatically parametric CAD and CAE models making them available for virtual product development and optimization. At the same time, in optiSLang, efficiency and automation level of RDO methods also for complex non-linear analysis models with many parameters of optimization and stochastic variables, with design failures as well as solver noise have been decisively improved.

With optiSLang inside ANSYS Workbench, the automated generation of an interactive process chain using the CAE-based modules of sensitivity analysis, optimization and robustness evaluation is possible with a minimum of user input. The software filters automatically the most important parameters and evaluates the prognosis quality of the response variation with the help of meta models. A best practice management chooses, accordingly to the RDO task, an optimization strategy with the most fitting algorithms. The new graphical user interface supports this workflow approach.

Product bundle: “optiSLang for ANSYS”
The product bundle consists of the following products:

  • optiSLang inside ANSYS Workbench
  • optiPlug (interfacing between ANSYS and optiSLang)
  • optiSLang v4 with ANSYS Workbench node

optiSLang inside ANSYS Workbench – General Features

Integrated Mode:

  • Minimal effort to set up an RDO analysis
  • Automatic identification of important parameters
  • Multidisciplinary and multiobjective optimization
  • Robustness evaluation
  • Applicable also for large number of parameters and non-linear RDO tasks
  • Minimizes solver runs
  • Efficient result post-processing

flexible interfacing between optiSLang v4 and ANSYS Workbench via integration node or optiPlug:

  • easy to switch from integrated to flexible mode at any time
  • full functionality using also parameters and responses not extractable or integrated in ANSYS Workbench, e.g. non-scalable responses like load displacement curves
  • extention of process chain by in optiSLang additionally available solver, modules or pre/post processing elements

Current Version 4.2.0

GUI optiSLang inside ANSYS Workbench
  • Select files of generated data (e.g. pictures) to be copied in optiSLang design directory
  • Filtering of message log with specification of log level (info, warning, error)
  • Embedded optiSLang options in ANSYS preferences
  • ETK is now available inside ANSYS Workbench as new optiSLang postprocessor for result extraction (e.g. rst-, rth-, txt-files)

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♦ Change Log

Video Tutorials

 Sensitivity Analysis

 Optimization

 Robustness Evaluation

Webinar Videos

 Introduction “RDO mit optiSLang v4 inside ANSYS Workbench”

 optiSLang v4 and ANSYS Workbench

 ANSYS Webinar Series “optiSLang v4 inside ANSYS Workbench”