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I made a simulation of this cylinder that is being suspended mid air and held up by 8 rods, 4 on top and 4 on the bottom. The entire model is cooled to 15K

I managed to find the forces required for 6 of the rods to have a safety factor of above 1 as pictured below (green being above 1): enter image description here

The two rods in red have a safety factor of less than 1. All rods have a parametrised force so I would like to know how to create a design study to get all of the rods to be above 1 or at least all have the same safety factor under 1. Basically, I am only interested in changing the forces that are applied to the rods.

I've tried an Adaptive Multiple Objective with the goals of all rods having a safety factor above 1 but it didn't produce any meaningful results.

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  • $\begingroup$ Time efficient study or safety factor? $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike May 23 '19 at 8:12
  • $\begingroup$ Safety factor haha. Time would be desirable too $\endgroup$ – General Stubbs May 23 '19 at 8:13
  • $\begingroup$ Thermal, so heated by welding torch or what? local or along complete length? or just at the fixing point to the object? $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike May 23 '19 at 8:14
  • $\begingroup$ The entire model is being cooled to 15K. $\endgroup$ – General Stubbs May 23 '19 at 8:16
  • $\begingroup$ You should considered editing your question so that the conditions are clear... $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike May 23 '19 at 8:16
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Found out about Response Surfaces and using all the points that I already created, created a Response Surface Optimization which let me easily find the answer without a significant amount more computation.

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