Simulation Workshop: An Introduction to Computer Aided Engineering

The Autodesk Simulation Workshop provides learning and teaching tools for students and educators who want to explore Computer-Aided-Engineering (CAE) software tools. These tools improve engineers’ productivity and increase their ability to solve complex problems. This material will increase your understanding of how these tools work and how to apply them. Each section includes modules that address the theory, numerical methods, and application of engineering concepts within the context of Autodesk simulation and analysis programs.

Year Published: 
2014

Software Covered: 

Section 1: Working with Imported Geometry

This section contains 8 modules showing how to import and manipulate CAD geometry and material data necessary to perform Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and covers techniques to optimize results and avoid common pitfalls.

Section 2: Linear Material Analysis

This section contains 9 modules presenting the theory, numerical methods, and modeling techniques used to analyze mechanical systems made from linear elastic materials. These modules cover static and dynamic problems and failure modes.

Module 6: Impact

This video demonstrates how to perform a mechanical event simulation with nonlinear materials and impact using a cantilevered beam.

Section 3: Nonlinear Material Analysis

This section contains 6 modules on the theory, numerical methods, and modeling techniques used to analyze mechanical systems containing nonlinear materials. Elastic-plastic, hyperelastic, and viscoelastic materials are covered in both static and dynamic load environments.

Section 4: Dynamic Simulation

This section contains 8 modules on the theory, numerical methods, and modeling techniques used to analyze systems of rigid bodies undergoing dynamic motion. Kinematic and dynamic analysis methods, damping, and friction are covered.

Section 5: Fluid Flow

This section contains 5 modules on the theory, numerical methods, and modeling techniques used to analyze fluid flow problems. Types of boundary conditions and analysis methods for steady and unsteady flow are presented along with practical examples.

Section 6: Thermal Analysis

This section contains 6 modules on the theory, numerical methods, and modeling techniques used to analyze heat transfer problems for conduction, convection and radiation. Boundary conditions and analysis methods for steady and unsteady analyses are presented along with practical examples.

Authors

Bob
LeMaster