This course will be instructing students to work on Autodesk® Nastran® In-CAD software which is a finite element analysis (FEA) tool embedded as an Add-on in Autodesk® Inventor® software. It acts as a tool for predicting parts or assembly behavior under various boundary conditions and mainly used by designer and analysts.
- Autodesk Nastran In-CAD Activation and navigation for conducting FEA analyzation on part and assembly models.
- Creating, editing, and assigning idealizations and materials for using them in an analysis
- Management of creation, setup, and modification of subcases that are being used for analyzing both static and dynamic models. some analyses types covered in this course:
- Linear Static
- Nonlinear Static
- Nonlinear Transient Response
- Normal Modes
- Direct Frequency Response
- Modal Frequency Response
- Direct Transient Response
- Modal Transient Response
- Random Response
- Shock/Response Spectrum
- Creation of constraint and assigning them to entities in the model
- Creating loads which will exactly represent the magnitude and location of loads in real-world environment.
- Creating Connector elements for simulation of how a physical connector will affect the model
- Creating Surface Contact elements for defining contact between interacting components in an assembly.
- Assigning local and global settings of mesh
- Running an analysis of Autodesk Nastran In-CAD
- Make imperatives with the required degrees of opportunity and dole out them to elements.
- Make stacks that precisely speak to the greatness and area of the heaps the model will involvement in the workplace.
- Make Connector components to mimic how a physical connector, for example, a bar, link, spring, inflexible body, or jolt will influence the model.
- Make Surface Contact components to characterize contact between connecting segments.
- Allot worldwide and neighborhood work settings.
- Run an Autodesk Nastran In-CAD examination.
- Survey and make plots for investigating the outcomes.
Chapter 1: Getting Started
- Autodesk Digital Prototyping
- Introduction to FEA
- Introduction to Autodesk Nastran In-CAD
- Working in Autodesk Nastran In-CAD
- Cantilever Beam Exercise
Chapter 2: Working with the Default Analysis
- Analysis & Subcases
- Idealizations & Materials
- Constraints & Loads
- Exercise: Cast Lever Boundary Conditions I
- Exercise: Cast Lever Boundary Conditions II
Chapter 3: Working with the Mesh and Result Plots
- Meshing Basics
- Generating & Reviewing the Mesh
- Customizing the Mesh
- Loading Analysis Results
- Visualizing Result Plots
- Visualizing XY Plot Results
- Refining the Mesh
- Working with Line Elements
Chapter 4: Surface Contacts
- Surface Contacts
- Contacts & Symmetry in an Assembly Model
Chapter 5: Working with Composites
- Working with Composites
- Using Composite Materials in a Bike Frame
Chapter 6: Nonlinear Static Analysis
- Basics of a Nonlinear Analysis
- Creating a Nonlinear Static Analysis
- Flat Walled Tank
Chapter 7: Nonlinear Materials
- Working with Nonlinear Materials
- Flexural Test Fixture
Chapter 8: Nonlinear Transient Response Analysis
- Creating a Nonlinear Transient Response Analysis
- Ball Impact
Chapter 9: Normal Modes Analysis
- Basics of a Dynamic Analysis
- Creating a Normal Modes Analysis
- Muffler I - Determining Natural Frequencies
- Muffler II - Modal Avoidance
Chapter 10: Frequency Response Analysis
- Creating a Frequency Response Analysis
- Muffler III - Frequency Response
Chapter 11: Transient Response Analyzes
- Creating Direct & Modal Transient Response Analysis
- Exercise: Wing
Chapter 12: Random Response Analysis
- Creating a Random Response Analysis
- Muffler IV - Random Response
Chapter 13: Shock/Response Spectrum Analysis
- Creating a Shock/Response Spectrum Analysis
- Multi-Story Building
Appendix A: Dynamic Analysis Theory
- This course requires knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (FEA), the ability to interpret results and how to setup a model for analysis.
The aim of this course is to teach a student how to navigate the interface of Autodesk® Nastran® In-CAD for successfully analyzing a model.