10, November 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender: 1-10998
Open Date: 08/11/2021 13:02 CEST
Closing Date: 14/01/2022 13:00 CEST

The objective of this activity is to develop functionalities of current CAD/CAE andFEM tools, to design, manufacture and test a breadboard and to establish guidelines for designing structural flexures to be produced by Additive Manufacturing. This activity aims at further developing existing design tools for AM, and validating them via breadboard testing, in terms of:- Simulation of the Additive Manufacturing process, for minimizing residual stresses and improving manufactural tolerances;-Coupling the optimization process to thermal solvers;- Maturing algorithms to massively and efficiently explore the optimization design space and allowing a straightforward conversion of the results of topology optimization into a useful geometry;- Designing guidelines to be followed through the full design process including the definition of the design space and the setting of the optimization problem, taking into account the knowledge of the Additive Manufacturing process itself.

Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. Quality
Estabilishment: ESTEC
ECOS Required: No
Classified: No
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Authorised Contact Person: Karine Magne-Lie
Initiating Service: TEC-MSS
IP Measure: N/A
Prog. Reference: E/0904-611 – GSTP Element 1 Dev
Tender Type: Open Competition
Open To Tenderers From: BE+DE
Technology Keywords: 20-A-II-Analysis Tools and Methodologies
Products Keywords: 2-N-6-a-Cases, supporting rings,…

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