Orchestrate and automate your simulation toolchains and connect to state-of-the art optimization algorithms to perform parametric design studies and better understand your designs.
Ansys optiSLang is a constantly evolving, leading-edge answer to the challenges posed by CAE-based Robust Design Optimization (RDO). Its state-of-the-art algorithms efficiently and automatically search for the most robust design configuration, eliminating the slow, manual process that used to define RDO. With optiSLang as your process integration and design optimization solution, you’ll make the right decisions sooner.
Accelerate searches for the best and most robust design configuration by automating the search process with interactive visualization and AI technologies. State-of-the-art algorithms for design exploration, optimization, robustness and reliability analysis let you make better decisions with less effort using design optimization software.
Ansys optiSLang enables a simulation of loads based on fast and cost-effective measurable signals for an efficient assessment of changes to the drivetrain configuration without the repetition of expensive driving tests.
In 2022 R2, Ansys optiSLang continues accelerating innovation and increasing engineering productivity with a new license offering and better integrations with other products in the Connect product collection.
optiSLang Pro reduces the barrier to starting design studies for Ansys Workbench and Ansys Electronics Desktop users. Users can launch workflow automation and scale parametric design studies using state-of-the-art AI/ML algorithms directly within the solvers.
Engineers can ensure consistent material usage when orchestrating and automating their simulation workflows with a new connector between optiSLang and Granta.
Visually monitor the workflow status of each of the experiments in a DoE study, and DoE apps can be monitored from Ansys Minerva.
Ansys optiSLang is a process integration and design optimization solution that automates key aspects of the robust design optimization process. optiSLang connects multiple CAx tools and different physics into a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to optimization. Additionally, it enables simulations processes to be standardized and shared, giving new hires and simulation novices more direct access to simulation. With this powerful toolset, your entire team of engineers and designers can gain a better, more complete understanding of their design and make the right decisions sooner.
optiSLang supports integration with a variety of CAx programs and offers powerful RDO tools to gain critical insights faster
Ansys optiSLang offers GUI-supported binary interfacing with major CAE tools used in virtual product development. Other tools can be connected via scripting, text-based interfaces or custom integrations. You get support for tools including CAD, CAE, scripting, desktop applications, repositories, databases and in-house solvers. With support for high-performance computing strategies, you can submit jobs using your queuing system or Ansys-provided submitting capabilities. Regardless of which environment you choose, optiSLang provides the same settings and dialogs.
Process automation and integration — as well as access to the best possible parametric simulation models — are the keys to successful CAE-based parametric studies. Our graphical user interface provides easy-to-understand charts and control panels that enable full access and traceability of the complete workflow.
Simulation plays a big role in understanding products and processes, especially complex ones. Parameter-based variation analysis gives you insight into how your design behaves under variability. Multidisciplinary optimization tasks often require a huge number of variables, and it can be difficult to know where to focus. optiSLang’s algorithms and correlation analysis automatically identify the most salient variables, reducing the number of design variables you must worry about. The program’s sensitivity analysis also creates the basis to appropriately formulate the optimization task with respect to choice and number of objectives or possible constraints, helping you quickly zero in on the best approximation model.
Reduced Order Modeling — Ansys optiSLang builds metamodels for rapid feedback and robust design analysis in a fraction of the time it would take to run a simulation to predict a certain design.
Design optimization and parameter identification — Ansys optiSLang’s powerful algorithms and automated workflows build on earlier steps of sensitivity analysis to provide a wizard-driven decision tree to recommend the optimizer with default settings.
To allow cooperation in multiphysical simulation and multidisciplinary optimization, the automation and publishing of workflows for several repetitive tasks, as well as simulation data management become essential, like:
A powerful solution to overcome these challenges is the combination of Ansys optiSLang and Ansys Minerva.
Similar to sensitivity analysis, robustness analysis identifies the most important scattering variables and offers a decision tree to select the most appropriate algorithms to verify robustness and reliability for your product or situation. This is key for designs that must meet high safety or quality requirements with event probabilities of less than 1 out of 1,000. A reliability analysis can quantify the probability of exceeding a limit and prove it to be less than the accepted value. optiSLang’s powerful algorithms help ensure product quality, minimizing scrap, recall and the risk of legal action.
optiSLang PACKAGING & LICENSING
The Ansys optiSLang premium and enterprise licensing categories allow you to choose what fits your needs best. The premium offering will enable users access to a broad simulation workflow automation and optimization capabilities. Any user requires an enterprise license to build apps, leverage AI for metamodeling, and conduct a much higher number of concurrent variations.
|Sampling & Sensitivity Analysis|
|Robust Design Optimization|
|Classic scalar meta-modeling|
|Process Integration and Workflow Orchestration|
|Embedded in Ansys|
|Build and automate workflows|
|Integrate 3rd party tools|
|Advanced Meta Modeling & AI/ML|
|Field meta-modeling (signals, 2D/3D)|
|UQ for Signals, 2D/3D|
|AI/ML for RD0|
|Concurrent Solver Variant Licensing|
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OPTISLANG RESOURCES & EVENTS
Ansys optiSLang Webinar Series
Each of these webinars will consider specific applications to demonstrate the core capabilities of Ansys optiSLang such as sensitivity analysis, design exploration, optimization, robustness, and reliability analysis in the context of various CAE tools.
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