In student competitions, reducing the weight of the vehicle is a critical factor behind success. Topology optimization helps in the design & manufacturing stiff and lightweight components. 

This tutorial demonstrates the process of carrying out topology optimization in ANSYS Mechanical. 

Topology Optimization of a Bell Crank Using ANSYS Mechanical - Part I:

In this video, you will learn how to carry out a structural analysis of a bell crank & get the results ready for topology optimization.

 

Topology Optimization of a Bell Crank Using ANSYS Mechanical - Part II:

In this video, you will learn the process of reducing component weight while maintaining strength using topology optimization method.

Vishal Ganore, ansys.com/student