Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Simulation 2011: A step-by-step guide to engineering design solutions / Edition 2

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Unleash the power of Autodesk® Inventor® Simulation to streamline your product design process with expert guidance, tips and knowledge from a leading Simulation trainer

  • 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

Autodesk Inventor Simulation is an essential element in the Autodesk Digital Prototyping workflow that enables engineers, designers and manufacturers to transition from traditional design and physical prototyping methods to the innovative use of 3D modeling for evaluating form, fit and function. This allows virtual exploration and testing of objects, components and products before they are made, saving critical development time and cost. Autodesk Inventor Simulation provides the dynamic tools required to revolutionize the product design process, 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, analysis and optimization capabilities of Inventor Simulation 2011. Providing clear guidance and all-important real-world tutorials, the step-by-step, heavily-illustrated approach of this book will help designers, engineers, and manufacturers of all skill levels become Simulation experts. Wasim Younis is an Autodesk Inventor Simulation consultant with over 15 years' experience in the manufacturing sector and Director of VDS Solutions (http://www.vdssolutions.co.uk), a leading Autodesk Inventor Simulation training, support and consultancy provider. He is well-known within the Autodesk Inventor Simulation community worldwide and is a regular contributor of Simulation tips, tricks and articles to various forums, including his own Virtual Reality blog (http://vdssolutions.wordpress.com), dedicated to Simulation community users.

Datasets for design problems in the book available from the book's companion website:


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123821027
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 5/4/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Foreword Preface Acknowledgements 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 AnalysisUsing Frame Generator Structures Index

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