# Fusion 360 Simulation: Linear Material Analysis Engineering
Level
Beginner
Software
Fusion 360
Time
1-5 hours
In this course, we learn the science behind the Autodesk® Fusion 360™ simulation toolset used to analyze components made with linear materials. Understanding how Fusion 360 calculates stress distribution will help you better understand the required inputs. We'll also review Fusion 360 simulation...

## Project Resources Dataset Instructor Manual Lesson Plan Software tutorials Step-by-step Guide In 1988 Thom Tremblay became convinced that at 3D model could... In this course, we learn the science behind the Autodesk® Fusion 360™ simulation toolset used to analyze components made with linear materials. Understanding how Fusion 360 calculates stress distribution will help you better understand the required inputs. We'll also review Fusion 360 simulation tools that can be used to perform multiple types of analysis such as static analysis and modal frequencies.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

• Recognize how different methodologies are employed by analysis tools to reach a result.
• Conduct an analysis with static loads.
• Determine the natural frequencies of a component.
• Analyze if a component will buckle before yield.
• Leverage simulation as part of the design process.
• Access cloud solving to examine option and perform complex studies.

### Getting startedIn this lesson, we'll discover what you'll learn in this course and download the software and resources you need.

• Course Overview.zip 16.72 MB
• Course Resources.zip 3.54 MB
• Fusion 360 User Interface Update Overview.mp4_.zip 17.41 MB

### Instructor guideFusion 360 Simulation: Linear Material Analysis instructor guide

• Instructor Guide Linear Analysis.pdf 136.51 KB PREVIEW

### Lesson 1: Virtual work equationIn this lesson, you learn about the virtual work equation which is used as a basis for displacement based finite element formulations.

• Lesson 1 video - virtual work equation.zip 45.67 MB
• Lesson 1 - Print guide.pdf 297.07 KB PREVIEW

### Lesson 2: Newton-Raphson equationsIn this lesson, you learn how the Newton-Raphson method is used to develop an incremental form of the virtual work equation developed in the previous lesson.

• Lesson 2 video - newton-raphson-equations.zip 29.25 MB
• Lesson 2 Print guide.pdf 259.17 KB PREVIEW

### Lesson 3: Static analysis of a solid modelIn this lesson, you'll set up an analysis on a handrail support and modify the design to perform better based on the initial simulation results.

• Lesson 3 video - Static stress.zip 95.45 MB
• Lesson 3 - Print guide.pdf 164.62 KB PREVIEW

### Lesson 4: Natural frequency analysisIn this lesson, you'll use the speed of the motor to analyze whether a component surrounding it will resonate and be prepared to modify the design if needed.

• Lesson 4 video - Natural frequency.zip 87.75 MB
• Lesson 4 - Print guide.pdf 99.63 KB PREVIEW

### Lesson 5: Shape optimization of a solid modelIn this lesson, you'll learn how to utilize Shape Optimization to help define the shape of a component based on the task it has to perform.

• Lesson 5 video - Shape optimization.zip 63.21 MB
• Lesson 5 - Print guide.pdf 203.92 KB PREVIEW

### Lesson 6: Structural buckling analysis of an assemblyIn this lesson, we test a desk design to see if there is a risk of buckling under load focusing on the thin support components.

• Lesson 6 video - Buckling.zip 48.46 MB
• Lesson 6 - Print guide.pdf 119.1 KB PREVIEW

### Lesson 7: Challenge AssignmentsFusion 360 Simulation: Linear Material Analysis challenge

• Challenge assignments.zip 18.58 MB

### Course assessmentTest questions - Fusion 360 Simulation: Linear Material Analysis

• Course_Assessment_Linear analysis.pdf 125.31 KB PREVIEW