Topology optimization

FEA based optimization is a powerful tool to push the design to the limit of physics. A optimization problem typically includes 3 factors: objective, design variables and design constraints. Below are some examples of them.


  • Minimize weight
  • Minimize the max stress
  • Maximize stiffness

Design variables

  • Shape
  • Topology
  • Lattice patterns

Design constraints

  • Stress
  • Dimensions

Our general workflow is to define a framework through topology optimizations and then design manufacturable geometry. The final geometry can be further tuned through free shape optimization.

Topology optimization