To obtain better simulation results, a systematic and powerful mesh is key. While some finite element analysis (FEA) software products have advanced meshing tools to help obtain a superior analytical model, applying these tools can be complicated. Using the guidelines and tricks taught in this session upfront, during your CAD modeling for simulation with Autodesk software, you can develop a better mesh more efficiently and obtain accurate and precise results. This class will explain first how to recognize mesh qualities, then how to use CAD modeling techniques to obtain a refined mesh more efficiently, saving time and money in your analysis efforts.
Those doing upfront simulation, and want to learn how to do it accurately and efficiently
Mark Huntoon is a licensed engineering consultant from Wisconsin, where his primary focus is on mechanical analysis using simulation, with an emphasis on natural hazard loading on equipment. He has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Structural emphasis, both from Marquette University. Additionally, he has over 15 years of experience, including being the Chief Engineer for two companies. He has served as the Simulation Solutions Engineer for MasterGraphics, an Autodesk Platinum Partner. While he left to do engineering consulting, he continues to teach and mentor on Autodesk Simulation Products for MasterGraphics and other resellers. He has given presentations on a variety of engineering and software topics at Autodesk University 2015, BuiltWorlds, and The Future of Making Things at Lambeau Field. Throughout his career, Mark has led the design of large projects and smaller complex designs.
Do you think your products are too simple or too old for simulation? Do you think simulation is expensive? Do you think simulation is difficult to learn? Do you think simulation is only for predicting failure? If you agree with any of these, then this class is for you. In this class, you'll see how far simulation technology has advanced and been made accessible to engineers and designers like yourself. As a result, more and more companies are adopting simulation early in the design process to help engineers and designers make better-informed decisions earlier. You will also learn how other companies have successfully used upfront simulation in their workplaces. This session will cover workflows, including some guidance and tips, of Inventor Simulation software and Autodesk Nastran In-CAD software, both of which work inside the familiar interface of Inventor software. This class is a must if you want to reduce your stress levels (and maybe blood pressure).
This presentation will focus on the newly developed Topology Optimization technology now being used in Autodesk Nastran In-CAD software and also found in Autodesk Nastran standalone, Fusion 360 Ultimate software, Inventor Simulation software, and Dreamcatcher software. We will begin with an introduction of how Topology Optimization works, and then we'll focus on the Autodesk Nastran In-CAD interface for Topology Optimization. We will perform several examples that will include how to produce designs with minimized mass and maximized stiffness that comply with various design and manufacturing constraints. Examples will include minimized mass with stress and compliance design constraints and various manufacturing constraints such as additive and subtractive with symmetry. We will show a complete workflow that includes importing optimized .STL geometry and building a verification analysis model.
Additive manufacturing (AM) is bringing new innovations to traditional methods of manufacturing. AM is now being used to manufacture composite tooling, saving composite manufacturers cost and lead time over traditional tooling methods and materials. Composite tooling is typically an expensive process, due to the materials required to survive the various manufacturing processes involved. Tooling is exposed to excessive temperatures, pressures, and forces, causing tools to be unusable after a period of time. Manufacturing problems like warpage can render an expensive tool useless. This course will inform composite manufacturers about which AM methods, materials, and optimization techniques can be used to substitute traditional tooling. It will also cover the various composite manufacturing methods that can take advantage of additive tooling, and how to verify that the tooling will be appropriate for the design manufacturing process.
The Simulation workspace in Fusion 360 software has been evolving at a rapid pace. In this hands-on lab, you’ll get experience setting up and solving all of the study types in Fusion 360. If you’re new to Fusion 360, this will be a great opportunity to see all that the Simulation workspace has to offer. If you are new to Simulation, this will be a great opportunity for you to see how easy it is to start improving your designs.
In this class, we will discuss methods for working with real-world designs and preparing them for efficient Simulation. Many common design practices often create headaches for quickly evaluating the performance of a design. We will look at simplification techniques for dealing with purchased parts, creating simulation variations to look at what-if scenarios and understand best practices for working with thin-walled designs. Lastly, we will provide you with some tips and tricks for getting the most of our Simulation in Fusion.
This course will focus on the nonlinear study types within the simulation capabilities of Autodesk Fusion 360.Simulation should be an integral part of the design process to ensure that the design will perform as expected.Knowing when and how to leverage the nonlinear study types will help build your simulation skills.To answer the question of "when", we will consider the limitations of static stress and how Nonlinear Static Stress and Event Simulation go beyond those limitations.In order to answer the question of "how", we will examine the advanced material models (such as elasto-plastic and Mooney-Rivlin) and the options that we can and should utilize within the interface.
As success and comfort levels increase, engineers need to look beyond the limited questions that can be asked of this linear static solution to truly understand and respond to the demands of innovation. Autodesk Nastran In-CAD software brings advanced analysis techniques to the Inventor platform, letting engineers explore nonlinear, vibratory buckling and other behaviors or failure conditions within the context of an interactive design and modeling session. You will learn to recognize the need for these solutions and how to take your Inventor digital prototypes through advanced tests. Additionally, you will be introduced to the inputs required and the outputs produced so more-exacting and more-precise engineering decisions can be made.
Real-world problems are rarely linear or static. Nonlinearities often impact the prediction of a product's behavior in unpredictable ways. These add uncertainty and risk to decisions made from either virtual or physical test results for engineers and designers who don't understand them. We'll summarize simply and clearly the process of identifying and planning for the 3 key types of nonlinearity in product performance so that you will be able to spot them in both physical as well as virtual testing. We'll teach you how to account for nonlinearities in testing, but the remaining focus will be on nonlinear simulation covering processes, terms, and troubleshooting. While we'll use Simulation Solutions for illustration, the concepts covered will be valid for any simulation software attendees.
This talk will present how the integration of Autodesk Nastran software, Helius PFA software with Advanced Material Exchange (AME) capabilities, and Moldflow software work together in the real world of complex composite simulations. Composite materials are an advanced family of materials that have been in development for decades and continue to gain usage in the aerospace, marine, automotive, and sporting goods industries. While composites enjoy benefits such as high strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios, they are considerably more complicated than most metals and plastics. Helius PFA with its AME capabilities is part of the Autodesk Solution for digital prototyping, and it provides fast, accurate, and flexible tools for enhanced finite element analysis (FEA) of composite structures-manufactured from unidirectional or woven composites to injection-molded, short-fiber filled composites-including progressive failure analysis to help reduce testing and shorten design cycles by identifying potentially unforeseen design and material deficiencies.