Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Simulation 2011: A Step-by-Step Guide to Engineering Design Solutions

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Elsevier, Apr 15, 2010 - Computers - 464 pages
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Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Simulation 2011 provides a clear path to perfecting the skills of designers and engineers using simulation inside Autodesk Inventor. This book includes modal analysis, stress singularities, and H-P convergence, in addition to the new frame analysis functionality.
The book is divided into three sections: dynamic solution, stress analysis, and frame analysis, with a total of nineteen chapters. The first chapter of each section offers an overview of the topic covered in that section. There is also an overview of the Inventor Simulation interface and its strengths, weaknesses, and workarounds. Furthermore, the book emphasizes the joint creation process and discusses in detail the unique and powerful parametric optimization function.
This book will be a useful learning tool for designers and engineers, and a source for applying simulation for faster production of better products.
  • 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 (http://www.elsevierdirect.com/v2/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780123821027) 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
 

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It;s really a good book for knowing the deep knowledge of FEA and SIMULATION

Contents

90 Degree M16 Bolt Removal Tool Design
97
New Mechanism Design for an Existing Bridge
109
New Mechanism Design for a Transporter Ramp
125
Racing Car Engine Connecting Rod
161
Agricultural Spring Mechanism Design
179
Rotary Compressor Design
203
Design of a HighSpeed Bottle Transfer Unit
217
CHAPTER 9 The Stress Analysis Environment
235
Design of Industrial Fan Blades
299
Structural Design of Moving Bridge
317
Structural Validation of Trailer Chassis
333
Structural Optimization of a Lifting Mechanism
353
Modal Analysis of TV Camera Arm Attached to Helicopter
373
CHAPTER 17 The Frame Analysis Environment
383
Structural Design of Aerospace Maintenance Platform
413
Analysis of an Escalator Support Structure
425

Structural Validation of Mounting Lugs
277
Structural Validation of Connecting Rod
287

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Wasim Younis is an Autodesk Simulation consultant with over 15 years' experience in the manufacturing sector and Director of VDS Solutions (www.vdssolutions.co.uk), a leading Autodesk Inventor Simulation training, support and consultancy provider. He is well known within Autodesk Inventor Simulation community worldwide and is a regular contributor of Simulation tips, tricks and articles to Experience Manufacturing, the magazine dedicated to Autodesk Inventor users.

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