enginsoft-logoRBF Morph published on the Newsletter EnginSoft Year 13 n°1 – 64 an article on how the FEA tool ANSYS Mechanical in conjunction with the ACT Extension RBF Morph is able to overtake the limitations of the standard workflow based on the generation of a new mesh for each shape variation which is updated according to the input parameters of the CAD.

In this paper two interesting applications are proposed.

The first application by SACMI of Imola demonstrates how thanks to RBF Morph ACT Extension, the performs mesh-based shape optimization within ANSYS Workbench overcoming parametric CAD-based shape optimization limits.

In the example the thickness of the grey component is changed by preserving the contacts of the whole assembly.

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The second case is an effective application of mesh morphing that has been adopted by Motocorse with the support of the engineers A. Ridolfi and F. Giorgetti, has designed and optimized using ANSYS Mechanical and RBF Morph a CNC billet machined racing version of the rear suspension rocker for the motorbike Ducati 1199 Panigale.

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The article can be download in the Journal Papers section.