A novel approach for automatic reconstruction of boundary condition in structure analysis

Boundary conditions (BCs) are important parameters of numerical computation for CAE structure analysis. Automatically and correctly reconstructing BCs would evidently improve the design efficiency. In this pa- per, a novel approach consisting of feature representation of BCs, coding mechanism for BC related topo- logical entity and BC reconstructing mechanism is proposed. BCs treated as features can be adaptive to the changing geometric model in this approach. Coding mechanism guarantees that the specified entities of BCs from the model reconstruction process could be identified. Reconstructing mechanism comprises the maintenance of BC-geometry feature dependency, data consistency and coding transmission, which ensures all the BCs can be automatically updated in terms of the changing geometry. This approach can avoid repeatedly applying BCs to the whole or portion of topological entities. Finally, some representative cases demonstrate that the proposed approach is able to significantly improve the design efficiency.