Non-parametric shape optimization of a football boot bottom plate

This paper describes the non-parametric shape optimization process of a football boot bottom plate. The non-parametric shape optimization process changes the nodes’ location of a model and outputs an optimum shape which satisfies an optimization objective. The methodology presented in this study was able to change the shape of the football boot bottom plate, especially the dimension of key features, to achieve four different target bending stiffness. TOSCA Structure sensitivity-based shape optimization was used to perform the optimization process and output optimum bottom plates. Future research is needed to investigate the accuracy of the process in comparison with the previous developed parametric optimization process.