Autodesk Inventor Simulation is an essential part of the Autodesk digital prototyping workflow. Digital prototyping lets engineers, designers and manufacturers virtually explore and test objects, components and products before they are made, visualizing and simulating real-world performance. Autodesk Inventor Simulation provides engineers with the dynamic tools to revolutionize their product design process, saving materials, time and cost, but these tools are complex to learn and use to their full potential.
Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Simulation 2011 is dedicated to the requirements of Inventor users who need to quickly learn or refresh their skills, and apply the dynamic simulation, assembly analysis and optimization capabilities of Inventor Simulation 2011.
This book remains one of very few resources dedicated to the subject, making it the perfect alternative to expensive training and consultancy for professionals and students in any engineering design and manufacturing field. With clear guidance and all-important real-world tutorials that other resources lack, its step-by-step, heavily illustrated approach will help users of all skill levels become Simulation experts.
Get up to speed fast with real-life, step-by-step design problems-3 new to this edition!
Discover how to convert CAD models to working digital prototypes, enabling you to enhance designs and simulate real-world performance without creating physical prototypes
Learn all about the frame analysis environment-new to Autodesk Inventor Simulation 2011-and other key features of this powerful software, including modal analysis, assembly stress analysis, parametric optimization analysis, effective joint creation, and more
Manipulate and experiment with design solutions from the book using datasets provided on the book's companion website and move seamlessly onto tackling your own design challenges with confidence
New edition features enhanced coverage of key areas, including stress singularities, h-p convergence, curved elements, mechanism redundancies, FEA and simulation theory, with hand calculations, and more
Table Of Contents:
About the Author
1 An Introduction to Inventor Simulation
2 Design Problem 1: 90 Degree M16 Bolt Removal Tool
3 Design Problem 2: New Mechanism Design for Existing Bridge
4 Design Problem 3: New Mechanism Design for Transporter Ramp
5 Design Problem 4: Racing Car Engine Connecting Rod
6 Design Problem 5: Agricultural Spring Mechanism Design
7 Design Problem 6: Rotary Compressor Design
8 Design Problem 7: High Speed Bottle Transfer Unit
9 An Overview of Part and Assembly Stress Analysis
10 Design Problem 8: Structural Validation of Mounting Lugs
11 Design Problem 9: Structural Validation of Connecting Rod
12 Design Problem 10: Industrial Centrifugal Fans
13 Design Problem 11: Structural Design of Moving Bridge
14 Design Problem 12: Structural Validation of Trailer Chassis
15 Design Problem 13: Structural Optimization of a Lifting Mechanism
16 Design Problem 14: Modal Analysis of TV Camera Arm Attached to Helicopter
17 Frame Analysis Environment
18 Design Problem 15: Frame Analysis Using Content Centre Structures
19 Design Problem 16: Frame Analysis Using Frame Generator Structures