A novel approach has been developed where the optimization problem is tackled by a heuristic adaption procedure on element level. In this way it is possible to optimize large and complex structures where also several million DOFs do not lead to algorithmic limitations.
More accurate modelling Accessible by the user Connection to database Needed for in-house optimization routine
Parameters very spatially/temporally, like e.g. material characteristics, thickness Random Fields are a means for considering these effects in the FE model Effect on the variation of the output can be studied.
Consideration of uncertainties and fluctuations by using Monte-Carlo Simulation Study of the effect of individual parameters on the output Identification of important/critical parameters Deeper insight into the model Information about which parameters shall be subject to a smaller/larger test series
virtual testing parameter calibration for virtual testing damage tolerance analysis, progressive failure analysis