Optimization simulation gives the designer the ability to design his products much better from very early stages. The design is starting from a conceptual optimization that gives the ability to get much closer and faster to the design goals.
Optimization simulation are performed in 2 levels
Structural optimization – optimizing a structural design from the concept level to the final stages.
General Optimization – gives the ability to combines almost any kind of model that describes ether a physical phenomenon, financial, biological, or other in the optimization process.
The structural optimization is done in a few stages in the concept stage the analysis is performed to get the best performance concept for the design this involves topology, free size, and topography analysis.
In the second stage, detailed analysis can be done to optimize certain features in the design to improve it in those local places (this involves shape and size optimization analysis).
General optimization is the ability to optimize any model (physical, financial, or other) with multi restrictions. It gives the ability to do optimization, DOE, probability, and TBD studies.