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.
Designers and Engineers with an interest in exploring mechanical simulation.
Vince Adams is a 25-year finite element analysis (FEA) vet responsible for Autodesk, Inc., simulation customer satisfaction and growth.
Vince has written 3 books & numerous articles on FEA in product development including a top selling guide for managing simulation in the design process for NAFEMS, the premier global resource for simulation education.
Additionally, Vince has helped leading companies all over the world improve their processes either directly or thru classes presented in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia & South Africa.
David Truyens has buildup a strong overview on the Autodesk manufacturing products in the 10 years he has been working for distribution in the Benelux. Always had a passion for simulation, but also multi-disciplinary projects. He studied at the University of Antwerp as an electro-mechanical engineer, with a final project on the optimization of a wing box in a collaboration with Dassault. Later on he moved from heavy lifting to product design to find his passion in CAE. Other passions are tinkering with Arduino and CNC (creating a self-balancing robot for example). In rare occasions when he can’t be found behind his computer or at a customer he seeks complete disconnection while sailing at sea.
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.
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.
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.