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Vince Adams

MFG11131: The World is Nonlinear! Seeing and capturing nonlinear in real-world problems

(Duration 01:26:20)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Spot the 3 key types of nonlinearities in product performance
  • Discover how nonlinearities can impact physical test results
  • Discover the terms and processes for including nonlinearities in simulation
  • Discover nonlinear analysis so that these concepts can be employed in upfront design decision-making

Description

Description

Real-world problems are rarely linear or static. Nonlinearities often impact the prediction of a product's behavior in unpredictable ways. These add uncertainty and risk to decisions made from either virtual or physical test results for engineers and designers who don't understand them. We will summarize simply and clearly the process of identifying and planning for the 3 key types of nonlinearity in product performance so that all attendees will be able to spot them, again in both physical as well as virtual testing. We will teach you how to account for nonlinearities in testing, but the remaining focus will be on nonlinear simulation covering processes, terms, and troubleshooting. While we will use Simulation Solutions for illustration, the concepts covered will be valid for any simulation software attendees.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Engineers & Designers who want to reduce the risk in upfront design decisions.

Speakers

Speakers

Vince Adams

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.

David Weinberg

David Weinberg is currently a Senior Software Developer for Autodesk and was the former President/CEO and Founder NEi Software from 1991 to 2014 until the acquisition of NEi by Autodesk in May 2014. He was the primary developer for NEi Nastran and currently leads the team of developers for Autodesk Nastran. Prior to forming NEi Software he worked as an Aerospace Engineer for Boeing for over 15 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has over 30 years’ experience in FEA simulation working as a user, developer, and instructor.

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Published

  • 2015
  • MFG11131
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Nastran In-CAD
  • Simulation Mechanical

Industry

  • General Manufacturing

Topics

  • Digital Prototyping
  • Simulation