This class will demonstrate workflows and processes to help you make better decisions enabling you to make innovative designs. Dynamic Simulation within Inventor Simulation allows you the designer to convert your static CAD models into a moving mechanism, allowing you to determine reaction forces, velocities and acceleration and much more. Whereas the Stress Analysis module within Inventor Simulation will enable you to determine whether your parts will fail in the real world, including the ability to optimize your designs enabling you reduce weight. This class is ideally aimed at the Inventor users who have very little knowledge of Inventor Simulation.
Inventor Users who are interested in knowing their designs will function in the real world
Wasim Younis is a Simulation Solutions manager at Symetri, with more than 20 years of experience in the manufacturing field, including working at Rolls Royce, British Aerospace, and Nuclear Electric. He has been teaching at AU for more than 5 years. Wasim has been involved with Simulation software from Autodesk since the company first introduced it, and he is well known throughout the worldwide Autodesk Simulation community. He authored the Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Simulation books, which are available via Amazon. He also runs a dedicated forum for simulation users on LinkedIn: Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Simulation
Vince Adams has been a consultant, instructor, and advocate for finite element analysis (FEA) in product design for over 20 years. He has written 3 books on the subject, including the popular Building Better Products with Finite Element Analysis, as well as numerous articles for Desktop Engineering and Design News magazines. Vince has been an invited speaker and instructor with engagements all over the United States, as well as in Europe, South Africa, and Asia. He was nominated by peers to lead the founding of NAFEMS North America (www.nafems.org) and was selected by this organization to be on the Founding Member list for the international Professional Simulation Engineer program based on his career contributions to the simulation industry. Prior to focusing on simulation, Vince was a design engineer and engineering manager accumulating numerous patents, many due to novel uses of FEA (at the time) and learning firsthand the importance of properly applied simulation for improved innovation.
There are a couple of trends in today’s world. One of them is that machines are becoming more complex and software is becoming an important part of every machine. Think about self-driving cars and attempts to land a rocket vertically. Now, there's a big gap between the software design for the machine and the CAD design. With a self-balancing robot as a goal, the speaker tried to bridge this gap and tried to validate the software design within Inventor software. With this approach we could extend the Digital Prototyping philosophy and make a true full-digital prototype. To get an idea of the project, take a look at the fusion gallery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYaE5-zlq8g
Simulation tools are transforming the field of aerospace design by enabling affordable, on-demand simulation capabilities. Escape Dynamics, Inc., has been actively using mechanical and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation tools in the design/optimization process of several key components of their space launch system, including antennas for wireless energy transfer, airframe and structural components of a single-state-to-orbit space plane, and a highly efficient combustion-free engine configured to use wireless microwave energy to power a space plane. In this lecture we will summarize the key benefits of using Simulation software tools in aerospace design application, and we’ll focus more narrowly on the CFD and mechanical simulations of our thermal thruster engine. We will specifically focus on comparison between simulation results and the real-world test data and share the lessons we've learned in simulating various heat-exchanger topologies, flow-through nozzles and pipes, and flow-with-heat addition.