317.546 Numerical Methods in Lightweight Design
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 4.0h, 5.0EC
TUWEL

Course evaluation

Properties

  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain and apply the following topics in a basic way

  • Basic components of an optimization problem
  • Introduction to optimization algorithms
  • Parameterizations in geometry and topology optimization
  • Possible objective functions
  • Calculation of the gradient of the objective function
  • Modern approaches to optimization (e.g. machine learning)
  • Design of lightweight structures
  • Load cases for lightweight structures
  • Robust optimization

Subject of course

The field of lightweight design deals with the development of structural components that fulfill their specified function under given boundary conditions with minimal material input/weight. This weight saving has the potential to lead to an improvement in the areas of sustainability, environment and energy, both in manufacturing and in product use.

In addition to analytical design methods, numerical design methods have recently been increasingly used in lightweight design. The core topics of modeling, simulation and optimization are addressed, with the emphasis on optimization. After completing the module, students are able to set up an optimization problem suitable for numerical design. This includes the modeling and simulation of the physical problem, the appropriate description of the optimization parameters, and the selection of a suitable optimization algorithm.

Teaching methods

Lecture part: The lecture will contain a mixture of presentation and handwritten explanations. Small calculation examples will illustrate the theory.
Exercise part: The methods presented in the lecture will be applied to concrete examples. Homework will be provided and the results presented by the students in the following practice session. The software Hyperworks Student Edition is required for the exercise tasks. The software is available for free on Windows systems or can be used on location at the institute. Prior knowledge of the software is not necessary.

The format of the course may deviate due to the pandemic.

Mode of examination

Oral

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Wed10:00 - 12:0005.10.2022 - 25.01.2023Seminarraum BE 01 Vorlesung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Thu13:00 - 15:0006.10.2022 - 19.01.2023Seminarraum BE 01 Übung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Numerical Methods in Lightweight Design - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Wed05.10.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 Vorlesung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Thu06.10.202213:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BE 01 Übung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Wed12.10.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 Vorlesung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Thu13.10.202213:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BE 01 Übung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Wed19.10.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 Vorlesung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Thu20.10.202213:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BE 01 Übung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Wed16.11.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 Vorlesung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Thu17.11.202213:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BE 01 Übung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Wed23.11.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 Vorlesung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Thu24.11.202213:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BE 01 Übung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Wed30.11.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 Vorlesung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Thu01.12.202213:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BE 01 Übung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Wed07.12.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 Vorlesung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Wed14.12.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 Vorlesung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Thu15.12.202213:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BE 01 Übung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Wed21.12.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 Vorlesung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Wed11.01.202310:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 Vorlesung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Thu12.01.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BE 01 Übung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Wed18.01.202310:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 Vorlesung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus
Thu19.01.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BE 01 Übung Numerische Methoden des Leichtbaus

Examination modalities

The performance evaluation is done by a project in the exercise part and in case of positive evaluation of the submission, an overall grade for the LVA is determined based on a theoretical examination on the lecture material. 

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon08:00 - 16:0030.01.2023 oral30.12.2022 00:00 - 28.01.2023 08:00TISSTheoretischer Prüfungsteil

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.09.2022 15:00

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 245 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
033 282 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 445 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase

Literature

Es wird kein Skriptum zur Lehrveranstaltung angeboten.

Language

German