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David Cordova

SIM20555: Can't Touch This—How and When to Use Contact in FEA

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn about the types of contact available for linear and nonlinear analyses
  • Learn when to use matching mesh and when to avoid it for models containing contact
  • Learn about different friction laws and what they represent
  • Learn about advanced contact parameters

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

In this class, we will go over various contact types for linear and nonlinear stress analyses. You will learn when to use which contact type and the types of meshes one needs to get the best results when using contact. This session features Simulation Mechanical and Fusion 360.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Beginner and intermediate FEA users

Speakers

Speakers

David Cordova

David Cordova is a Senior SQA Engineer for Autodesk Nastran. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Irvine and has worked with FEA software for over 7 years. Prior to his current role he worked as a Product Support Specialist for mechanical simulation products and at NEi Software providing Nastran training and support.

Mitch Muncy

Mitch Muncy is a simulation enthusiast with over 15 years in the computer-aided engineering industry. Before joining Autodesk, Inc., as a product manager, he was executive vice president of NEi Software (NEi Nastran), where he managed day-to-day operations of the Sales, Marketing, and Technical Teams. Muncy holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Irvine.

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Tags

Published

  • 2016
  • SIM20555
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Simulation Mechanical
  • Fusion 360

Industries

  • Industrial Machinery
  • Oil & Gas

Topics

  • Simulation
  • Product Design