Simcenter 3D Solutions Topology optimization of a Bridge Structure - Part 3: Apply material properties

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In this example the process of performing a topology optimization for a simple bridge structure will be illustrated. The objective is to minimize the mass of the bridge while keeping the deflection less than 1mm. This is a 7 parts tutorial that includes the following: 1. Geometry creation - simple bridge shape 2. Mesh the bridge geometry 3. Apply material properties 4. Apply Loads and constraints 5. Setup and Run the analysis 6. Postprocessing results 7. Animate the Topology optimization iterations


Part 3: Apply material properties

Step 9: Assign Materials and Properties

•Expand the 3D Collectors item in the Simulation Navigator
•Right click on the Solid(1) item and select Edit image.png
•In the Mesh Collector menu that appears, click on Edit image.png
•Click on the Choose Material image.png    button for Material 1
•Select Steel from the list that appears, click OK
•Click OK and OK again

This completes Topology optimization of a Bridge Structure - Part 3: Apply material properties
Please continue with Topology optimization of a Bridge Structure - Part 4: Apply Loads and constraints 

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