OptiStruct(reg) 3.1 is a finite element-based optimization tool that uses the science of topology optimization. OptiStruct computes the optimum material topology for a model within a given design space. This technology is applied at the beginning of the design process, when the greatest improvements are possible. Using OptiStruct, users can create new concept designs or improve existing designs.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.