Shape and Topology Optimization of Compliant Pliers

Application ID: 89361

Compliant mechanisms are attractive due to their simplicity, owing to their lack of hinges. In this model we show how to design a set of compliant pliers using topology optimization. The resulting design is post-processed using shape optimization, where the maximum stress is constrained using a stress aggregation function. The resulting design is verified in 3D, and a STL file is exported.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: