Introduction to Tosca Structure

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the structural optimization capabilities of Tosca Structure. Tosca Structure provides topology, shape, sizing, and bead optimization for mechanical structures based on simulation results from industry-standard FEA packages. Optimization can significantly reduce the required number of expensive improvement loops or prototypes.

$1,160 / Student
2 Days

Download PDF

Class Structure

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create optimal design concepts or improve existing designs of mechanical structures
  • Solve fundamental topology, shape, sizing, and bead optimization problems
  • Optimize parts regarding weight, stiffness, and durability
  • Visualize, evaluate, and transfer optimization results


Class Lessons

Lesson 1: Introduction to Optimization

Lesson 2: Workflow with Tosca Structure

Lesson 3: Typology Optimization Basics

Lesson 4: Geometric Restrictions for Topology Optimization

Lesson 5: Postprocessing and Validation of Optimization Results

Lesson 6: Sensitivity-based Topology Optimization

Lesson 7: Shape Optimization Basics

Lesson 8: Geometric Restrictions for Shape Optimization

Lesson 9: Sensitivity-based Shape Optimization

Lesson 10: Sizing Optimization

Lesson 11: Bead Optimization

Lesson 12: Configuration and Solver Interface


Workshop 1: Stiffness Optimization of a Brake Booster

Workshop 2: Stiffness Optimization of a Control Arm

Workshop 3: Topology Optimization of a Crane Hook

Workshop 4: Shape Optimization of a Plate with a Hole

Workshop 5: Shape Optimization of a Connecting Rod

Workshop 6: Sensitivity-based Optimization of a Crane Hook

Workshop 7: Sizing Optimization of a Holder

Workshop 8: Bead Optimization of an Oil Pan

Workshop 9: Bead Optimization of a Hood (optional)

Start Date
July 25th
Live Remote Learning
September 19th
Live Remote Learning

Live Remote Learning Learn more about Live Remote Learning

No training promotion currently available on this course. Check back next month.