Every design and analysis project contains a unique set of challenges that often necessitate a clever workflow utilizing many different pieces of software. In this class we will discuss how Autodesk, Inc., products were used in the design and analysis of a composite swingarm for an electric motorcycle. In particular, you will learn how the Fusion 360 app, Simulation Composite Analysis software, Autodesk 360 cloud-computing platform, and a labs project called Arro are enabling the Design and Analysis Team to digitally prototype this advanced swingarm.
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Rick Dalgarno worked as a composite engineer for Firehole Composites for 5 years, and he has worked as a technical consultant for Autodesk, Inc., since 2013. He earned his BSME and MSME from the University of Wyoming. Rick is an expert in advanced finite element analysis of composites, and he is particularly experienced in the use of progressive failure methods to determine damage evolution in composite structures. Rick has analyzed an extensive range of composite applications while working with aerospace, marine, sporting goods, and motor sport companies, in addition to government research laboratories. He has authored or co-authored 6 journal and conference publications specific to composite materials. Rick taught a class at Autodesk University 2013.
Taylor Stein is a Fusion 360 evangelist for Autodesk, Inc., who has a background in mechanical design and engineering. He works hands-on with startups and individuals to take products from ideation to fabrication. Taylor is passionate about building relationships with the most talented designers and creators in the Bay Area, and providing them with the next generation of collaborative 3D product development software.