Pylons of Uncertainty
“For any load that deviates more than three degrees from the nominal deterministic load, the stochastic shapes perform better than the deterministic one in terms of stiffness and strain energy”
The purpose of this benchmark is to show the influence of several types of stochastic loading on the stiffness and total strain energy and give some fundamental guidance on how to apply stochastic boundary conditions.
We performed each benchmark in two parts. First, we did several topology optimizations, applying a varying stochastic load. In a second step, we then calculated stiffness and strain energy for each of the topology optimized shapes at certain deterministic loads, including the nominal load itself.
Embrace uncertainty and create some truly robust designs.
Read the whole validation report [here]