Autodesk Simulation Mechanical - Part 1

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Course Overview

The Autodesk Simulation Mechanical - Static Stress, Heat & Linear training course will introduce you to the static stress, heat transfer, and linear dynamics analysis capabilities available within Autodesk Simulation Mechanical. You will learn about meshing, loads, and constraints for each of the covered analysis types. Most importantly, you will learn how to evaluate the results. You will also learn how to create custom presentations and reports of the results. This Autodesk Simulation Mechanical - Static Stress, Heat & Linear course is a prerequisite to Autodesk Simulation Mechanical Part 2, where large scale motion, large deformation, large strain with contact, geometric nonlinearity, and non-linear material models are covered.

Course Content


  • Overview
  • Software Installation, Services, and Support
  • Installing and Running Autodesk Simulation Mechanical
  • System Requirements
  • Autodesk Simulation Mechanical Help
  • Subscription Center
  • Web Links
  • Tutorials
  • "How to..." Articles
  • Autodesk Simulation TV
  • Updates
  • Background of FEA
  • What is Finite Element Analysis?
  • Basic FEA Concepts
  • How Does Autodesk Simulation Mechanical Work?
  • The General Flow of an Analysis in Autodesk Simulation Mechanical
  • Stress and Strain Review
  • Equations Used in the Solution
  • Limits of Static Stress with Linear Material Models
  • Mechanical Event Simulation (MES) Overcomes Limitations
  • Hand-Calculated Example
  • Heat Transfer Review
  • Equations Used in the Solution
  • Linear Dynamics Review
  • Equation for Dynamic Analyses

Using Autodesk Simulation Mechanical   

  • Navigating the User Interface
  • Commands
  • Using the Keyboard and Mouse
  • Introduction to the View Cube
  • Additional View Controls
  • Legacy View Controls in Autodesk Simulation Mechanical
  • Steel Yoke Example
  • Opening and Meshing the Model
  • Setting up the Model
  • Analyzing the Model
  • Reviewing the Results
  • Viewing the Displaced Shape
  • Creating an Animation
  • Generating a Report

Static Stress Analysis Using CAD Solid Models   

  • Archiving a Model
  • Types of Brick Elements
  • Generating Meshes for CAD Models
  • Creating a Mesh
  • Model Mesh Settings - Options
  • Tips for Modeling with CAD Solid Model Software for FEA
  • Simplify CAD Solid Models with Autodesk Fusion
  • Working with Various Unit Systems
  • Loading Options
  • Load Cases
  • Constraint Options
  • Modeling Symmetry and Antisymmetry
  • Design Scenarios
  • Load and Constraint Group
  • Local Coordinate Systems
  • Defining Materials and Using the Material Library Manager
  • Adding Material Libraries and Material Properties
  • Examples of Loads and Constraints
  • When to Use Displacement Boundary Elements
  • Using Local Coordinate Systems
  • Using Surface Variable Loads
  • Exercise A: Frame - Full to Quarter-Symmetry Model Comparison
  • Chapter Objectives
  • Background on How Results are Calculated
  • How to Evaluate Results
  • Displacement Results
  • Stress Results Reaction
  • Force Results
  • Inquiring on the Results at a Node
  • Graphing the Results
  • Presentation Options
  • Contour Plots Image File Creation Animating FEA Results Using the Configure Report Utility
  • Exercise B: Yoke - Evaluation of Results and Generation of a Report

Midplane Meshing and Plate Elements   

  • Meshing Options
  • Element Options
  • Plate Theory and Assumptions
  • Loading Options
  • Example of Defining the Element Normal Point
  • Result Options
  • Exercise C: Midplane Meshing and Plate Element Orientation


  • Refinement Options
  • Automatic Refinement Points
  • Global Refinement Options
  • Creating Joints
  • Creating Bolts
  • Mesh Convergence Testing
  • Performing a Mesh Study
  • Exercise D: Yoke and Clevis Assembly

Introduction to Contact   

  • Uses for Contact
  • Contact Options
  • Setting up Contact Pairs
  • Types of Contact
  • Surface Contact Direction
  • Contact Example
  • How to Model Shrink Fits
  • Shrink Fit Example
  • Case 1 - Shrink Fit / No Sliding
  • Case 2 - Shrink Fit / Sliding
  • Result Options
  • Exercise E: Yoke Assembly with Contact

Introduction to Linear Dynamics   

  • Modal Analysis
  • Weight
  • Load Stiffening
  • Example of Natural Frequency (Modal) Analysis
  • Meshing the Model Adding Constraints
  • Defining the Materials
  • Analyzing the Model
  • Reviewing the Results
  • Critical Buckling Analysis
  • Setting Up a Critical Buckling Analysis
  • Result Options
  • Other Linear Dynamics Analyses
  • Exercise F: Concrete Platform

Steady-State Heat Transfer 8.1 Product Overview   

  • 3-D Radiator Example
  • Meshing the Model
  • Setting up the Model
  • Analyzing the Model
  • Reviewing the Results
  • Meshing Options
  • Thermal Contact
  • Element Options
  • Rod Elements
  • 2-D Elements
  • Plate Elements
  • Brick and Tetrahedral Elements
  • Loading Options
  • Nodal Loads
  • Surface Loads
  • Element Loads
  • Body-to-Body Radiation
  • Controlling Nonlinear Iterations
  • Result Options
  • Exercise G: Infrared Detector Model

Transient Heat Transfer   

  • When to Use Transient Heat Transfer
  • Element Options
  • Loading Options
  • Load Curves
  • Controlling Nodal and Surface Controlled Temperatures
  • Result Options
  • Exercise H: Transistor Case Model

Thermal Stress   

  • Multiphysics Overview
  • Performing a Thermal Stress Analysis
  • Exercise I: Disk Brake Rotor Heat-up and Stress

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