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Introduction to LS-TaSC


  • Im­ti­az Gandiko­ta


  • $350
  • $175 for students

What's Included

  • One day of in­struc­tion
  • Class notes

Introduction to LS-TaSC


  • Equiv­a­lent knowl­edge to an in­tro­duc­to­ry class in LS-DY­NA® is rec­om­mend­ed.


This class in­tro­duces you to the topol­o­gy op­ti­miza­tion and shape com­pu­ta­tion code, LS-TaSC, for de­sign. It cov­ers both the the­o­ret­i­cal con­cepts and prac­ti­cal as­pects of topol­o­gy op­ti­miza­tion. The course in­cludes work­shop ses­sions in which the the­o­ret­i­cal top­ics are ap­plied. The LS-TaSC graph­i­cal user in­ter­face is used to teach in­put prepa­ra­tion and post-pro­cess­ing.


  1. In­tro­duc­tion to topol­o­gy op­ti­miza­tion
    1. In­puts, user in­ter­face, and mod­el set­up
  2. Op­ti­miza­tion the­o­ry
    1. Ba­sic op­ti­miza­tion for­mu­la­tion
    2. Ma­te­r­i­al in­ter­po­la­tion schemes (sol­id/­void strate­gies)
    3. Sen­si­tiv­i­ty fil­ter­ing
    4. Op­ti­miza­tion al­go­rithms
    5. State up­date rules and stop­ping cri­te­ria
  3. Glob­al con­strain op­ti­miza­tion us­ing mul­ti­point strat­e­gy
  4. Op­ti­miza­tion us­ing mul­ti­ple de­sign parts and load cas­es
  5. Op­ti­miza­tion us­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing con­straints
    1. Sym­me­try
    2. Ex­tru­sion
    3. Cast­ing
    4. Forg­ing
  6. Post-pro­cess­ing re­sults
  7. Mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary op­ti­miza­tion
  8. Shape op­ti­miza­tion (free sur­face de­sign)