Discover the Autodesk vision of Future of Making Things
Discover how Simulation Teams are approaching the Future of Making Things
Discuss specific trends or developments in simulation
Identify how these changes will impact the way they will make products
This discussion will feature a panel of thought leaders involved in shaping the future of development and application of Simulation software. They have been invited to share their thoughts on Simulation software 's role in the Future of Making Things.
Users of - or those interested in - simulation technologies.
Rick Arthur is a Senior Principal Engineer and Director of Advanced Computing at GE Global Research in Niskayuna, NY. He advocates for the adoption and exploration of computational solutions to the diversity of problems faced by GE and its business partners across medical imaging and life sciences, aviation and rail, power generation and distribution and more. Over the ten prior years to this role, Rick built the Advanced Computing Laboratory with a broad view of the emerging hardware and software technical landscape. Rick represents GE on several advisory councils including the NSF’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Science & Engineering Technical Advisory Council and the US Council on Competitiveness High Performance Computing Advisory Council. During his 25 year GE career he has worked with most of GE’s businesses as well as DARPA, NBC, Lockheed-Martin, and the Department of Energy’s National Labs. He holds an M. Eng. in Computer Systems Engineering, an MBA and is a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Scott Borduin is a highly successful industry veteran with 30 years experience in Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing applications. He is currently responsible for leading and coordinating technology strategy for Autodesk’s Mechanical Design, Data and Lifecycle Management, and Simulation products.
After graduating with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Scott held a number of positions as an Application Engineer and custom software developer with pioneering CAD companies GE Calma and ComputerVision. In 1991, Scott co-founded startup company Woodbourne, Inc, where he led development of the first affordable parametric solid modeling package. Following the acquisition of Woodbourne by Autodesk in 1993, Scott became chief software architect for Inventor, and then Chief Technology Officer for Autodesk from 1999 to 2005. Scott rejoined Autodesk in his current role after a six-year hiatus in the non-profit sector.
Greg Fallon is vice president of MPG Simulation at Autodesk and is leading the movement to bring powerful engineering simulation to engineers, designers and makers. He recently joined Autodesk from ANSYS where he held several leadership positions. Before ANSYS, Greg worked over 10 years for Fluent Inc. (acquired by ANSYS in 2006) where he held multiple roles and spearheaded several product initiatives aimed at expanding simulation use to non-experts.
He holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering from the University of Virginia and Vermont respectively.
Roger CORN is a manager of engineering with SONY in Tokyo and uses MOLDFLOW daily for optimization of large tonnage, thin wall parts for LCD television. Roger has 20 years experience in the consumer electronics industry and has worked on designs ranging from rear projection televisions, 3 panel LCOS optical engines and lens to ultra thin LCD TVs and active shutter 3D glasses.
The purpose of this class is to present an end-to-end workflow for generative and lattice design in the Automotive and Aerospace industry, using software and technology from Autodesk, Inc. At this moment in time, Autodesk is the only technology innovator that offers this unique capability—using their advanced software technology—for design, simulation, generative design (topology, skin, and lattice optimization), build simulation, build preparation, and advanced manufacturing methods. The class will demonstrate step by step the process involved in taking a component through design, simulation, optimization, build preparation, build simulation, post-build verification, and finishing. The class will educate attendees who wish to learn about the processes and challenges involved in additive design, lost-PLA casting and manufacturing. The software being demonstrated for the workflow includes Fusion 360 and Netfabb. This class will also present some of the challenges and solutions for certification.
Success with simulation as a driver of improved product costs, warranty costs, time to market, or reliability doesn't happen by accident. The most successful companies have strong management direction to ensure that the right projects get the right resources at the right times. In this class, managers and engineering leaders will learn to differentiate between user styles and tools for upfront engineering versus failure validation and recovery. We will share examples of successful organizations, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask global industry experts about their specific circumstances. This session covers all domains of simulation including FEA, CFD, and Digital Manufacturing.
The recently acquired Autodesk Nastran general-purpose finite element analysis (FEA) solver has gained a lot of popularity, and at the center of this is the newly developed topology optimization technology now being used in Autodesk Nastran stand-alone, Fusion 360 software, and Inventor Simulation software. This class will introduce the basics of topology optimization in Autodesk Nastran and demonstrate some of the advanced features that empower designers to create better designs and modify existing ones, making them lighter and more efficient. This session features Nastran and SimStudio.
This session will introduce the student to the topic of failure and correlation. Failure analysis is the purpose of performing any simulation. However, understanding what failure is and what it looks like is more complicated and involved than just looking for red spots. How do we determine what theory to use? Or what failure is? For example, just because your design yields doesn't always mean that it failed. With test correlation, uncertainty is everywhere—as in life. Most engineers fail to understand that just testing after analyzing the design doesn’t constitute correlation. If the analysis results are interpreted to suggest the part won’t break and it doesn’t break, the analysis isn’t correlated. Consequently, if the analysis indicates a likely failure location and the part breaks at that location, the analysis isn’t correlated. We will dive into these topics and examine how you can properly predict failure and perform correlation? This session features Simulation Multiphysics and Nastran.
The explicit dynamics method is ideal for modeling highly nonlinear, large-deformation, contact-dominated problems that involve impact, multibody contact, and highly nonlinear material behavior. This class will introduce the basic concepts behind Autodesk, Inc.’s, explicit dynamics technology and explain why it is so well suited for highly nonlinear problems. We will cover the differences between implicit methods and explicit methods and explain when it is appropriate to use the explicit technology. You will learn how to obtain quasistatic solutions from the explicit dynamics method, and how to construct an appropriate model for analysis. We will cover the concepts of automatic time step selection inherent in explicit dynamics and the effect of mesh size on run times. We will present numerous examples to demonstrate how to set up a simulation and obtain results.