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...

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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.

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Getting started In 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 guide Fusion 360 Simulation: Linear Material Analysis instructor guide

  • Instructor Guide Linear Analysis.pdf 136.51 KB PREVIEW

Lesson 1: Virtual work equation In 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 equations In 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 model In 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 analysis In 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 model In 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 assembly In 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 Assignments Fusion 360 Simulation: Linear Material Analysis challenge

  • Challenge assignments.zip 18.58 MB

Course assessment Test questions - Fusion 360 Simulation: Linear Material Analysis

  • Course_Assessment_Linear analysis.pdf 125.31 KB PREVIEW