Term

Definition

Hard relative convergence.


Hard absolute convergence.


Soft constraint.


Soft Variable


CX, CY, CZ

Cyclic symmetry fabrication constraint, cyclic symmetry about the specified axis.

Fractional topology move limit.


Maximum allowable number of design cycles for the optimization study.


Diagnosis output level.


Displacement response.


Constraint screening, to keep only the constraints that are potentially critical for the current design cycle.


Minimum topology move limit.


Method for solving the Eigenvalue, in modal analyses.


EX, EY, EZ

Extrude along a specified axis fabrication constraint

F0X, F0Y, F0Z

Filling fabrication constraint, adds material to the region by filling symmetrically from the specified plane

FBX, FBY, FBZ

Filling fabrication constraint, adds material to the region by filling from the bottom plane upward.

FGX, FGY, FGZ

Filling fabrication constraint, adds material to the region by filling it from the general plane outward.

Frequency mode number response.


FSX, FSY, FSZ

Filling fabrication constraint, adds material to the region by filling simultaneously from the top and bottom plane.

FTX, FTY, FTZ

Filling fabrication constraint, adds material to the region by filling from the top plane downward.

Hard maximum violation


Grid stress response.


Heat transfer compliance response.


Inertia response.


Initial Mass Fraction parameter.


KX, KY, KZ

Fabrication constraint, extrude radially about a specified axis.

Linear approximation method control.


Mass fraction response, related to INIT.


Mode tracking,, used in modal analyses.


MXY, MYZ, MZX

Mirror symmetry fabrication constraint, mirror about the specified plane.

Parameter, starting location of the sheet.


Parameter, number of sectors into which the topology region is divided.


Maximum number of constraints to be retained parameter, related to constraint screening (DSCREEN).


P0X, P0Y, P0Z

Symmetric periodic pattern repetition fabrication constraint, mirrors a pattern that repeats along a specified axis.

Parameter that allows through holes to be created along the given filling direction.


PX, PY, PZ

Periodic pattern repetition fabrication constraint, repeats pattern instances along a specified axis.

RBX, RBY, RBZ

Fabrication constraint, fills radially, outward from the inner surface, about a specified axis.

RGX, RGY, RGZ

Fabrication constraint, fills radially from the general surface, about a specified axis.

RTX, RTY, RTZ

Fabrication constraint, fills radially, inward from the outer surface, about a specified axis.

Response type, selects which response will be defined as the objective or the constraint.


S2X, S2Y, S2Z

Stamping fabrication constraint, stamps with two sheets simultaneously from the top and bottom, normal to the specified axis.

SBX, SBY, SBZ

Stamping fabrication constraint, stamps with one sheet from the bottom, normal to the specified axis.

Strain energy response.


Reaction force response.


Parameter that specifies a thickness for the stampable sheet.


Strain response.


Stress response.


STX, STY, STZ

Stamping fabrication constraint, stamps with one sheet from the top, normal to the specified axis.

Maximum member size, the maximum desired dimension of any resultant topology component.


Minimum gap, the minimum distance between the items you generate with topology optimization.


Actual constraint object, selects responses that will be treated as constraints during optimization. The given value (lower or upper bound) will be used as constraint bounds directly.


Scale of initial constraint object, selects responses that will be treated as constraints during optimization. Uses the given value (lower or upper bound) as a scale factor to multiply the initial response value to create the actual constraint bound.


Temperature response.


Number of processors for the solver to use in an analysis.


Objectives for multiple response values. Selects responses that will be treated as the objective function during optimization in cases in which the selected response contains multiple values.


Objective for a single response value. Selects responses that will be treated as the objective function during optimization in cases in which the selected response contains only one value.


Topology design region, where the optimization process decides which elements to include in the optimization.


Constraint truncation threshold, related to constraint screening (DSCREEN).


Fabrication constraints, used to enforce manufacturing requirements in topology optimization.


UXY, UXZ, UYZ

Fabrication constraints, enforce uniform requirements in planes parallel to a specified plane.

Fabrication Constraint, keep or remove the entire topology region.


Parameter, density value of the void area where there is no material.
