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.
Designers, Designer Engineers, Product Engineers, Simulation Engineers and Analysts who use or are interested in learning about how to use connectors in Nastran In-CAD and Simulation Mechanical.
Andrew Sartorelli is a 2012 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He went on to work for a number of small companies using computational fluid dynamics software to optimize power consumption in the data center and mission-critical facility field. Sartorelli has been with Autodesk, Inc., since autumn of 2013 as a technical support specialist for Simulation Mechanical software, most recently acting as knowledge domain expert for Autodesk Nastran software and Autodesk Nastran In-CAD software.
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.
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.
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.
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.