University at Buffalo
MS Mechanical Engineering
Optimization in Engineering Design
Mechanical Engineering, Graduate Research
In general terms, I created a product as a mathematical solution to a real world problem. I was able to convert an experimental dataset into a response surface function, after which I optimized on the response surface. My specific implementation was with a 3D printable compliant torque wrench:
I used CATIA to design the torque wrench
Without conducting a manual structural analysis, I used ANSYS to simulate all the possible configurations in which this torque wrench would exist.
From the results of this simulation experiment I generated and visualized a hyper-dimensional response surface
I wrote optimization routines in MATLAB and ran them on this response surface to determine the optimal parameters for the torque wrench.
The outcome was a low-cost, customizable 3D-printable compliant torque wrench
This was a valuable learning experience because I use these innovative methods to conduct design space visualization for product validation.
- Optimization in engineering design
- Compliant mechanisms
- Shape optimization