Traditionally CAD and CAE have mostly been used for documenting designs and providing feedback on how they perform in operation. Improved tools, expanded computing power, and new manufacturing technology are now opening up new possibilities for computational design and engineering, where CAD and CAE are used to actually generate part geometry directly. These tools help engineers explore an array of design strategies and create lighter, stronger, or more-efficient parts by driving the design with functional goals, not just a handful of dimensions on a sketch. This course will provide some context for optimization tools as they exist today and introduce several new tools aimed at this goal-driven design concept.
Mechanical Engineers and Designers aiming to use simulation as part of the design process
This class will cover the use of Autodesk CFD software as a design analysis tool to provide an effective, engineered smoke-control strategy for a shopping mall of large and complex geometry. We'll examine how fire dynamics were modeled and how important aspects such as smoke propagation and temperature distribution were investigated. The participants will learn about smoke movement in far greater detail than is possible through traditional design tools, such as zone models and algebraic equations, and we'll cover the impact of irregular shapes and unusual air movements that could not be addressed otherwise. We'll demonstrate how we can design the smoke exhaust systems to maintain a prescribed smoke-layer height, tenable temperature, and smoke visibility; and how we can optimize the volume of smoke to be exhausted to meet life-safety goals. Based on the Autodesk CFD results, we'll show how we can draw important conclusions and introduce valuable recommendations to minimize smoke hazards.
The effective use of Autodesk Simulation CFD for Turbomachinery applications requires fundamental knowledge of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and the software simulation use. Proficiency in these areas will ultimately help to improve both the design process and product performance. In this class, the fundamentals of the CFD process and its impact on Turbomachinery designs will be introduced to establish the initial foundation of simulation skills. A practical exercise of a simple centrifugal pump will then be used to put these skills into actual practice. The progression of a typical CFD simulation starts from the CAD model, the meshed model, to solving and convergence, and finally results visualization. During this workflow, best practices and pitfalls of CFD in Turbomachinery modeling will be discussed. Finally, the powerful post-processing tools of Autodesk CFD will be exposed to interpret Turbomachinery results and make decisions for modifying the design.
The issue of taking architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) models into simulation software is becoming a hot topic in the industry as companies are starting to include simulation in their Building Information Modeling (BIM) efforts. This class will describe the workflow involved in going from a full Revit model to Autodesk CFD results, providing a set of tools to modify, simplify, and customize our Revit model so the transition and the setup is optimum. Then, it will describe how to set the actual model in Autodesk CFD, analyze results, and take the relevant design decisions to optimize our designs. The workflow will be based on real examples from the AEC industry, stressing the importance of following best practices to reduce project time and costs. The class can be taken as documentation and a great set of tips and tricks to take models from Revit to Autodesk CFD for future AEC projects. It is important to note that a Revit expert (Mathijs Van Baal) will be a co-speaker to fully cover all aspects and questions that may arise from our talk.
This talk will focus on transient coupled effects of conduction and radiative heat transfer in turbine rotor segments. Rotors at ambient are to be heated to extremely high temperatures, following certain metallurgical criteria. We'll use a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation approach to analyze the rotor surface temperature, track the temperature trend vis-à-vis surface-to-core variation, and estimate transient heating time and surface heat flux. This simulation is needed to establish criteria required for testing rotors for meeting metallurgical properties under accelerated heating conditions. Challenges faced before obtaining a solution include reducing computational time, modeling complexity in geometrical features, setting up boundary conditions, and meshing. We'll also discuss basics of heat transfer and fluid mechanics, association of heater control logic, and the application of Autodesk CFD simulation tool to thermal engineering problems, as well as an analysis of results.
This class will showcase examples of combining emergent technology with Autodesk, Inc.’s, suite of products to create innovative workflows within the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. Learn how we’re moving away from just design and document, and moving toward a series of workflows that empower ideas, enable optimization, and create stakeholder engagement through digital and tactile experiences. See examples, such as how to go from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) data capture through to an analytical model for simulations using ReCap software, ReMake software, SimTools software, and Autodesk CFD software (formerly known as Simulation CFD software). Learn about developing virtual reality / augmented reality simulations using 3ds Max software and Stingray game engine. And discover using Fusion 360 software and 3D printing as mediums for crossing technical knowledge barriers. All this and more without writing a single line of code—thanks to the seamless workflows across the Autodesk products! This session features Autodesk ReMake and SimStudio. AIA Approved
In this class, you will use SimStudio Tools to change models from fully detailed, production-ready components to models that are suitable for analysis in Autodesk CFD software, Simulation Mechanical software, or Moldflow software. Production models are more finely detailed than needed for simulation analysis. This leads to either long analysis run times due to high element counts, large effort put into remodeling designs into simpler forms, or often both. And that is if they run at all! You will use SimStudio Tools to simplify an existing circuit board and enclosure design for use in an Autodesk CFD software airflow and cooling analysis. You will then use SimStudio Tools to adjust the enclosure geometry for improved cooling. This session features SimStudio and CFD.
Autodesk CFD software from Autodesk, Inc., provides computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and thermal simulation tools to help you make great products. Using Autodesk CFD software, you can predict product performance, optimize designs, and validate product behavior before manufacturing. The question then arises: "Where do I start?" Attend this class and you will learn the basics of Autodesk CFD software and how it can improve your design process.
This class will walk though techniques for preparing geometry for simulation using SimStudio Tools. We'll cover hints that will help you to identify potentially problematic areas, and then we'll show you how to quickly repair models, remove unneeded detail, and optimize the geometry in a way that will help you to create a high-quality finite element analysis (FEA) or Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) mesh.
Autodesk CFD software has gone through dramatic advancements that cover every aspect of the typical workflow necessary to perform an aerodynamics analysis. We will examine new workflows available to capitalize on your CAD data using SimStudio Tools for CAD cleanup or surface wrapping to nearly eliminate any CAD preparation. We will then do a deep dive into the new turbulence models available and the best practices and which ones to use for aerodynamics simulations. We will touch on mesh adaption best practices for aerodynamics to reduce the typical meshing guesswork and increase solving efficiency for complex aerodynamics models. The demonstration will conclude with methods to accurately capture the wall force results to measure lift and drag on bodies using efficient techniques. This class is designed to present the latest and proven workflows to perform aerodynamics simulations to eliminate out-of-date inefficient and less-accurate workflows used in the past.