Generative Design for Performance and Weight Reduction
There are many considerations and factors that play a part in designing a new product. Cost is usually a big one, but sometimes there are other factors that are the main contributors to a product's direction. With vehicles, specifically motorcycles, we see advanced engineering practices performed on seemingly minor parts. In some instances, making a part as light as possible can have a big effect on performance. In other cases, the strength or stiffness of a part, such as a motor mount, is more critical than its mass. Generative design allows us the ability to solve for both problems at the same time and make informed design decisions without the sacrifice. In this course, we’ll explore how generative design can be applied to motorcycle parts to help reduce mass while also increasing performance.
After this course, you'll be able to:
- Examine a multi-component assembly.
- Create Generative Design Studies.
- Examine and Select Generative Outcome Iterations.
- Summarize how to Post Process a Generative Outcome.
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Getting started In this lesson, we'll discover what you'll learn in this course and download the software and resources you need.
Instructor guide Generative Design for Performance and Weight Reduction
Identifying and Modeling Obstacle and Preserve Regions Review of a complex assembly and the identification and modeling of any preserve and obstacle regions needed for the definition of a generative design study.
Setting up a Generative Design Study Set up an unrestricted generative design study for multiple materials to explore the swingarm of a motorcycle.
- Generative Design - Performance and Weight Reduction- Week 2 Overview video.zip 3.71 MB ▼
- Lesson 1: Generative design parameters 28.13 MB ▼
- Lesson 2: Selecting the preserves and obstacles 66.32 MB ▼
- Lesson 3: Dynamic motorcycle load cases 61.98 MB ▼
- Lesson 4: Manufacturing Methods and Study Objectives 46.39 MB ▼