Radial Basis Functions Mesh Morphing is a powerful mathematical tool to update the shape of a mesh by changing the nodal positions. The extension is based on a fast RBF solver accelerated with GPU (CUDA) and multi-core technologies (OpenMP).
The GUI is fully embedded in Mechanical Tree and benefits of the standard scoping tools to specify set of nodes (sources and targets). Multiple targets, which nodes will be morphed, can be flexibly controlled using multiple sources. The desired shape is obtained specifying the deformation of each source by basic modifications (translation, rotation, scaling, surface offset, curve offset, surface target, curve target) or by chaining multiple modifications to create complex ones. Target mesh is smoothly deformed by the RBF function (linear or cubic).
The set-up is persistent in Mechanical and shape parameters can be created within all the basic modifications to get an automated optimization workflow ready to be steered by WB. The quality of the deformed mesh is very well preserved in a wide range of the input parameters and can be monitored during automatic runs.
A strong integration with the CAD is implemented. The final CAD can be rebuilt as a deformation of the original one or by driving FE Modeler to reconstruct it keeping the same topology. Local reshaping can also be achieved adopting new curves/surfaces astarget. This is feasible also when the baseline model is available as a dead mesh: a functionality that is especially useful for the updating of legacy models.
All the industrial fields in which Mechanical is adopted can benefit of this technology. Successful applications currently include: automotive (engine, suspension, wheel), manufacturing (press parts), electronics (PCB solder joints), aeronautical (turbine blades, wing box), power transmission (gearbox housing, gear wheel), nuclear (superconductor magnets).
Basic and advanced functionalities are demonstrated by a suite of step by step Tutorials (which include written lessons and media of clean/solved exercises). A comprehensive explanation of all the features is given in the User Guide.RBF Morph_Enginsoft_Newsletter(PDF)
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