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Inventor Nastran – Mechanical and structural simulation

Learn to simulate problems for structural and mechanical engineering
Instructor:
AulaGEO Academy
38 students enrolled
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Create performance simulations of mechanical parts
Understand the concepts related to numerical simulation using finite elements
Understand the workflow in Autodesk Inventor Nastran
Create static simulations of mechanical problems
Create nonlinear behavior analysis in mechanics
Understand the various types of nonlinearity
Create dynamic and vibration analysis on mechanical parts
Conduct fatigue studies
Conduct studies involving heat transfer in mechanical parts

Autodesk Inventor Nastran is a powerful and robust numerical simulation program for engineering problems. Nastran is a solution engine for the finite element method, well recognized in structural mechanics. And there is no need to mention the great power that Inventor gives us for mechanical design.

Inventor Nastran unites the best of these two software giving us the power to solve complex simulation problems within Inventor’s comfortable environment.

During this course you will learn the typical workflow for the design and simulation of mechanical parts. We will always give a simple and compressible introduction to the theoretical aspects of simulation. This way you can develop criteria and understand the reasons for the parameters that you will find in the program.

We will go from the simplest to the most complex, starting with elastic and linear analyzes of mechanical parts. After overcoming the basic concepts, we will enter the world of nonlinear analysis, where many practical problems must be solved. Next, we will move on to dynamic analysis, where we will discuss various types of studies used in practice, including fatigue analysis. And lastly, we will look at coupled heat transfer studies.

It is a very complete course that will lay the foundations and allow us to build on them.

The AulaGeo team worked hard on this course. It was developed in Spanish by Enzo, voiced by Gabriella for English speaking students.

Introduction

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Introduction to Autodesk Inventor Nastran
2
Design capabilities in software
3
Basic concepts
4
Fundamentals of finite element analysis

Typical workflow

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Idealizations
2
Exercise - Cantilever Beam
3
Cantilever beam verification
4
User interface
5
Exercise - Cast Lever
6
Exercise - Modifying edge conditions
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Mesh
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Mesh settings
9
Meshing and convergence
10
Exercise - Refine the mesh
11
Model contacts
12
Exercise - Adding contacts and symmetry
13
Analysis settings
14
Viewing results
15
Compare iterations
16
Uniqueness of tensions

Nonlinear problem analysis

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Linear and nonlinear analysis
2
Geometric nonlinearity
3
Material non-linearity
4
Nonlinearity of edge conditions
5
Nonlinearity by element type
6
General rules for nonlinear analysis
7
Exercise - Flat walled tank
8
Exercise - Snap-through-back
9
Nonlinear transient analysis
10
Preparation for impact analysis
11
Exercise - Ball Impact
12
Exercise - AIA (Automatic Impact Analysis)
13
Nonlinear materials
14
Exercise - Flex Test

Dynamic problem analysis

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Dynamic analysis
2
Modal frequency analysis
3
Exercise - Modal analysis
4
Exercise - Frequency response
5
Exercise - Random answer
6
Exercise - Transient response
7
Damping in dynamic analysis
8
Exercise - Fatigue Analysis

Heat transfer problem analysis

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Thermal analysis
2
Exercise - Stationary Heat Transfer
3
Exercise - Thermal Stress

conclusion

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Farewell
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