Many parts fail from fatigue—the repeated cycling of the load, which causes failure even though the calculated stresses are well below a normal allowable stress value such as the yield strength. Instead of designing to an arbitrary factor of safety, you can use your simulation analysis to perform a fatigue analysis. Based on the cyclic loading scenario that you provide, Autodesk Nastran In-CAD software will determine the number of cycles to failure or the damage. This session will discuss the options available for the fatigue analysis, the meaning of the input, and the interpretation of the results. This session features Nastran In-CAD.
Engineers and designers who are interested in using the Nastran In-CAD fatigue capabilities.
John Holtz started performing simulation in 1989, back when it was known as finite element analysis. Over the years and through 3 different employers, he has designed and analyzed furnaces, stacks, and material handling equipment for the steel industry. Such analyses included stress, vibration, heat transfer, and fluid flow (computational fluid dynamics). Holtz also worked for Algor and Autodesk, Inc., doing technical support, writing the user's guide, and designing the software. He is back with Autodesk doing technical support for the Simulation software products. Although computers and software have evolved since he started, the basic principles of simulation have not changed that much. Holtz looks forward to sharing his knowledge of the process with the audience.
Are you a veteran Inventor Simulation software user? Are you limited to what you can do with Inventor Simulation software? If the answer is Yes, this class is for you. This class will also be beneficial for designers with little knowledge of Inventor Simulation software. The session will start by demonstrating the powerful functionalities of Autodesk Nastran In-CAD software, followed by showcasing how designers like you around the world have made great designs by utilizing the powerful functionalities of Autodesk Nastran In-CAD software. This session features Nastran In-CAD.
As engineers, we’re asked to make decisions on a daily basis so come join us and let’s put your experience to the test. This hands on lab will give you introductory experience with Autodesk Nastran In-CAD and equip you with some of the tools for making better decisions going forward.
This class covers the use of bolted connections, joints, rigid elements, and other element types to link parts within multi-body assemblies inside Autodesk Nastran In-CAD and Simulation Mechanical. Several models will be displayed to highlight the differences between solid and idealized connectors, and how each approach can affect the results.