In this hands-on lab, learn how Inventor® Professional, Autodesk® Simulation CFD, and Autodesk® Simulation Mechanical design tools can empower structural engineers and architects to accurately assess designs for the infrastructure of our growing world. Autodesk design and creation suites are a smorgasbord of design tools, many with unlimited cloud computing capabilities. Creatively exploring various combinations and interoperability functions of Autodesk Simulation tools in nontraditional workflows can have a profound effect on design. This lab provides an opportunity to practice the workflow and techniques in a hands-on environment. A case study shows the techniques that are needed then justifies using simulation tools and workflows to accurately predict the thermal profile and resultant stresses through validation against measured bridge data. Attendees learn how Inventor designs can be analyzed for thermal loads using Simulation CFD and for thermal stresses using Simulation Mechanical.
Dr. Peggy Menzies is currently the Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineering lead for the Computation Fluid Dynamics product line at Autodesk, Inc. Previously, she managed the software and mechanical engineering groups of an aerospace instrument manufacturing facility. She has two patents on instrument designs for military and commercial aircraft. Peggy successfully completed her doctorate from Old Dominion University researching unsteady, transonic flows. During her master's program from the Naval Postgraduate School, she researched FEA structural optimizations. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy with an engineering degree in Naval Architecture, she served as an officer in the United States Navy.
In this class, we cover many of the more advanced simulation workflows, physics, and ways of interpreting the results. The class discusses stress analysis of assemblies subjected to complex loadings and contact conditions. We cover modal frequency analysis and how to interpret the results using mass participation factors. We examine thermal analysis and multiphysics for thermal-stress coupling using CFD-calculated temperatures. We talk about buckling load factors and fatigue analysis of complex loading sequences and results interpretation. Finally, we put all the results together through the Decision Center and Comparison environment.
In this class, you see how Sim 360 Pro simulation cloud services, in tandem with Fusion 360™ cloud-based software, can be used to design an improved football helmet to help reduce injuries to players while keeping the same level of comfort and visual appeal. All design modifications and simulation work is performed on the cloud, demonstrating that the traditional means of design and analysis work are being surpassed by this faster, more lightweight method. If you're interested in the future of product design and analysis, this is the place for you. Ravens fans need not apply.