Kerner's Topology Optimization Solutions
Topology optimization has been available as an analysis solution option for a significant amount of time. It is an invaluable tool to create load path ideas and high strength to weight structures when properly setup. What is bringing it to the forefront is the current trend of "lightweighting" by several transportation OEMs. You're all familiar with the Boeing 787, the very recent Ford F150, Honeywell Aerospace and Polaris Industries. Each of these are examples of the application of optimizations influencing lighter weight final products without compromising strength or durability.
I have been creating and running optimizations for over 10 years with a few of the available commercial optimization softwares. I've settled on using Altair® Optistruct® and solidThinking Inspire® as my tools of choice. With these tools, I have created many solutions that have met and/or exceeded both weight and stiffness to weight targets. I am offering these same opportunities to prospective clients as a means to reduce concept to design verification time as this stage of development