The Tosca optimisation suite enables engineers to take full advantage of any improvement potential while leveraging advanced simulation capabilities.  Tosca Structure and Tosca Fluid – as leading technologies for structural optimisation and flow optimisation – offer efficient optimisation based on FEA and CFD simulations.

Main Features

Reduced Product Development Time

Enhances your existing CAE environment with seamless integration to leading FEA and CFD solvers. Easy setup of the optimisation task, and a shorter time-to-market with fewer prototypes and physical tests.

High Quality Simulation Results

Benefit from more realistic results, automatic validation of results, and handling of even complex production/manufacturing requirements. Tosca boasts extensive experience with specific customer applications across various industries around the world.

Improved Competitive Position with State-of-the-Art Designs

Economic design concepts achieve potential savings of weight, material, and design space. Technology and software development at the latest scientific state-of-the-art: knowledge transfer from numerous research projects in highly developed optimisation technology.

Tosca Solutions

Tosca Structure

Tosca Structure is the market leading technology for the rapid and reliable design of lightweight, rigid and durable components and systems. Using topology optimisation you obtain optimal design proposals already during design concept. Specific detail improvements through shape and bead optimisation respectively make your designs ready for production.

Tosca Structure Key Features:

  • Topology Optimisation: Conceptual design for lighter and stiffer structures.
  • Sizing Optimisation: Best static and dynamic behaviour through optimized sheet thicknesses.
  • Shape Optimisation: Improved designs for more durability and strength.
  • Bead Optimisation: Efficient bead patterns for increased stiffness and reduced noise.

Tosca Fluid

Tosca Fluid is so far the only available system for topology optimisation of channel flow problems. Starting from an initial design space, an optimised design of a flow channel is determined automatically by Tosca Fluid. With only one CFD solver run an optimised structure with e.g. significantly reduced pressure drop or homogeneous flow is derived. This allows for the first time an economic topology optimisation of industrial large scale flow applications.

Tosca Fluid Key Features:

  • Innovative design concepts with reduced pressure drop and enhanced flow uniformity: Conceptual design to create fluid flow devices with reduced pressure drop and / or improved flow uniformity.
  • Mass flow balancing*: Generate design concepts for a desired flow split ratio with multiple given outlets.
  • Reduction of flow instabilities, induced noise and vibration*: Achieve significant noise reduction by eliminating flow instabilities.

* For selected cases – depending on given technical and physical conditions

Main Technologies

Engineers have to develop innovative products in the shortest development time possible. Security, comfort, performance, efficiency, durability and flexibility are some of the manifold requirements that have to be considered. Conflicting targets are complicating the generation of simple solutions.

Design Concept:
Concepts in a Virtual Product Development

The product development costs are mainly determined in the early concept phase. The automatic generation of optimised design proposals will reduce the number of product development cycles and the number of physical prototypes. The quality is increased and the development costs are significantly reduced. All you need is the definition of the maximum allowed design space – Tosca helps you to find the design that fits and considers all system requirements.

Design Improvement:
Simulation-Driven Design Improvement

Existing designs often need small changes to adapt the design to changes in the external boundary conditions. Using optimisation methods, design changes can quickly be applied and all relevant product requirements can be considered.

Decision Support:
Product Knowledge and Decision Support

Due to increasing product complexity, the product development process cannot only be driven by classic analytical methods, experiments and simulation methods. The complexity can often only be coped under use of modern mathematical methods. SIMULIA provides intuitive and user interactive methods to analyse existing datasets from simulation and physical testing.

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