GENESIS Structural Optimization Extension for ANSYS® Mechanical

GENESIS Structural Optimization for ANSYS® Mechanical (GSAM) is an integrated extension that adds structural optimization to the ANSYS® environment. GSAM can perform topology optimization as well as topography, freeform, sizing and topometry design.

GENESIS Topology Optimization for ANSYS® Mechanical (GTAM) is a subset of GSAM. GTAM is limited to topology optimization only.

ANSYS® is a registered trademark of ANSYS, Inc. ANSYS Mechanical software is a finite element analysis tool for structural analysis.

The highlights of GSAM and GTAM include:

  • Easily add structural optimization to existing ANSYS® Workbench workflows
  • Easy and fast to create structural optimization data
  • Easy and fast to post-process structural optimization results
  • Export optimized geometry in STL or IGES format

The benefits of GSAM and GTAM include:

  • Automatically generating innovative designs in a reliable, robust and easy-to-use interface.
  • Allowing the user to set up the structural optimization problem, optimize, post-process, export optimized geometry within ANSYS® environment.
  • GTAM/GSAM helps to design light and/or stiff structures and improve the performance of their designs.
  • Reduced cost and improved performance through mass minimization, frequency maximization, buckling load or displacement constraints and many more.
  • Reduced engineering time. Efficient solver and robust optimizer speeds up the solving time.
  • Additive Manufacturing – One significant capability of GSAM/GTAM topology optimization is for Additive Manufacturing. GSAM/GTAM can generate optimal shapes that can be produced using 3D printers.
This structure was generated using GENESIS (GTAM) and printed by PADT

Learn more about:

  • GENESIS Structural Optimization for ANSYS® Mechanical (GSAM)
  • GENESIS Topology Optimization for ANSYS® Mechanical (GTAM)