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David Weinberg

SIM15442: Generative Design with Autodesk Nastran Topology Optimization

(Duration 01:12:36)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Understand the basics of topology optimization in Autodesk Nastran
  • Understand the workflow in setting up and performing a topology optimization with just loads and boundary conditions
  • Learn how to modify an existing design to remove unnecessary material and make it more efficient
  • Understand the limitations of topology optimization

Description

Description

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.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Any engineer that uses simulation software to design structures in any industry

Speakers

Speakers

David Weinberg

David Weinberg is currently a senior software architect for Autodesk, Inc., and was the former president/CEO and founder of NEi Software from 1991 to 2014, until the acquisition of NEi by Autodesk in May 2014. Weinberg was the primary developer for NEi Nastran and currently leads the team of developers for Autodesk Nastran software. He also developed the Autodesk Nastran in-CAD software product while at NEi. Weinberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has over 30 years’ experience in finite element analysis (FEA) simulation, working both as a user for several large aerospace companies and as a developer.

Michael Smell

Mike is the Product Manager responsible for the Simulation workspace inside of Fusion 360. Prior to joining the Fusion 360 Product Management team, he spent the last year working on technology development for Project Arro, an Autodesk Labs technology preview, focused on next generation, geometry based simulation workflows. Mike has also spent 3 years as Technical Account Manager in Autodesk’s Manufacturing Named Accounts program, where he was working with customers to help them identify and solve business challenges with Autodesk solutions. In total, Mike has spent nearly 10 years in the CAD and CAE industry, starting his career at Algor, Inc. in 2006, eventually being acquired by Autodesk in 2009. Mike holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Mike has delivered over 17 classes at AU since 2009.

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Published

  • 2016
  • SIM15442
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Nastran
  • Fusion 360

Industries

  • Aerospace & Defense Equipment
  • Automotive & Other Transportation

Topics

  • Simulation
  • Product Design