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How to Define Surface Contact in 2D Analyses

by angela.schrader On 07/29/15 04:37:36 PM

Settings-Furface-Contact.pngThis post is part of a series of Tips and Tricks provided for simulation users.

You can conveniently and quickly define contact between parts for linear static stress analysis of two-dimensional (2-D) assembly models that are created using Autodesk Simulation’s sketching, modeling and meshing capabilities. The following provides a general method to do so. 

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Tips and Tricks

The creation and testing of physical prototypes are both costly and time intensive.  Autodesk Simulation allows you to virtually investigate where problems with your design could exist; avoiding costly redesigns and help you get to market more quickly.

 

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Future of Making Things

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Events

warpage.jpgThis last year, Autodesk teamed with General Motors and students at Western Michigan University on a project studying the effects of heat transfer coefficient on simulating warpage and shrinkage in the injection molding process. The study's Design of Experiment resulted in 187 different variations in simulation that needed to be run. This made the project an excelent candidate for utilizing simulation in the cloud.

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Radiator Labs – Retrofitting and Sustainability

by herzinj On 07/01/15 03:30:08 PM

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Each year, billions of dollars are wasted through overheating caused by inefficient radiator heaters in old apartments and homes. Through innovative engineering and design, Radiator Labs has developed a solution that can save 30-40% in heating costs and create a more comfortable living environment for residents.

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Autodesk CFD

AME-documents.pngThe Advanced Material Exchange is a feature included in Autodesk® Helius PFA that maps the fiber orientations from an injection molding simulation in Autodesk® Moldflow® to a finite element structural analysis. If you are interested in learning more about the value of as-manufactured simulation or how Autodesk is validating the Advanced Material Exchange, we have a couple documents we think you should check out. 

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We are off to the 2015 NAFEMS World Congress - June 21-24

by angela.schrader On 06/18/15 01:41:35 PM

NAFEMS-WC-2015.jpgSeveral of our simulation team are packing their bags and getting ready to head to sunny California for the 2015 NAFEMS World Congress. 

 

We will be very active there, facilitating two sessions, presenting five papers and hosting a booth. See what we're up to..

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Autodesk 2016 Composite Products are Live!

by kenikd On 04/23/15 03:20:21 PM

The 2016 versions of Autodesk Helius Composite (the product formerly known as Autodesk Simulation Composite Design), and Autodesk Helius PFA (the product formerly known as Autodesk SImulation Composite Analysis) are now live and ready for download! Click to view what's new in the products and view the new product center pages!

 

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Simulation Flex Upgrades for 2016

by kenikd On 04/16/15 07:41:52 PM

Autodesk Simulation Flex users are receiving some great hardware updates in the new 2016 releases. Check out Ian Pendlebury's post here.

 

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Autodesk Simulation 2016 Products Released

by dan.miles On 04/13/15 03:46:54 PM

Autodesk's 2016 Simulation software portfolio delivers a faster, more accurate and flexible approach to predicting, optimizing and validating designs earlier in the design process.  The 2016 family of products include new versions of Autodesk Moldflow, Autodesk Moldflow Design, Autodesk CFD, Autodesk Nastran In-CAD, Autodesk Nastran, Autodesk Simulation Mechanical, and Autodesk Helius PFA, Autodesk Helius Composite, and Autodesk Robot Structure Analysis Professional.  Autodesk SimStudio Tools is available for the first time.

 

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