Load-Compatible Component Design

Performance Enhancement and Sustainability via Application-optimized Design

Acquire the basics of load-compliant component definition, both in terms of shape and material selection. You will then be able to analyze existing products with regard to optimization potential and to develop load-optimized components. You will gain insight into target properties, systematic material selection and computer-aided shape optimization.

Course Content

Methods for a load-compatible initial shape
Systematic material selection and computer-aided shape optimization
Methods and tools for load-compatible generation and optimization of component
    designs in practice
Direct, independent practical application of workshop contents on the computer

Group of Participants
You are a mechanical engineer, product manager, developer or product designer in the fields of mechanical engineering, mechatronics, product development or product design.

The main potential for load-compatible component design is increased sustainability through reduced use of materials, cost and weight savings, and improved performance of mechanically stressed components. The essential component parameters are often determined purely on the basis of experience, since the ideal shape is complexly related to the utilized materials. Yet the addressing of technically and economically optimized components must take place differently!

In this seminar, the basics of the principle solution description in the construction methodology as well as the abstracted view of significant component properties are conveyed. Based on this, methods of initial design are presented. After a brief digression on systematic material selection, the seminar concludes with methods of computer-aided, load-oriented component optimization.

Further information regarding the workshop "Load-Compatible Component Design"

  • Introduction: The principle solution in the construction methodology
  • Design elements of the site of action and their variation, component target properties in the design and lead support structure models and the visualization of load paths
  • Methods for Initial Gestalt Finding, Systematic Material Selection, and Prototype Failure Analysis
  • Topology optimization and generative design and outlook
Module Overview                   


Study format:
Certificate of Attendance

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