Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - (M.S.)


Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

First Advisor

R. S. Sodhi

Second Advisor

Bernard Koplik

Third Advisor

Nouri Levy


Various theories behind Computer Aided Shape Optimization are studied. A special attention is paid to the shape representation, mesh generation and refinement during the shape optimization process. Shape optimization process for a wall bracket is performed using the Computer Aided Engineering package of I-DEAS. Finite element analysis of the wall bracket is done and the stress distribution over the bracket is studied. The bracket is trimmed in the selected low stress regions using shape optimization capability of I-DEAS and an optimized shape of the wall bracket is obtained. The end product is evaluated using Supertab module of I-DEAS as well as the Finite Element Analysis package of ANSYS.



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