Earlier this year, I wrote about Altair Engineering’s OptiStruct and how it can assist in functionally driven design. It is not, however, the only tool that performs topology and shape optimization. Another CAE software application that falls into the same category is the Abaqus Topology Optimization Module from Dassault Systèmes’ SIMULIA brand. I know, it’s a mouthful. Luckily, people just refer to it as ATOM.

In this post, we’ll take a look at the background for ATOM, the capabilities it provides and then some of my commentary and analysis. From there, we’ll wrap up with a quick summary and a couple of questions to you. Ready? Let’s go.

You can read the full post over at ENGINEERING.com