Pro/Engineer Wildfire 2. 0: Mechanica Tutorial: Structure/Thermal: Intergrated Mode

Pro/Engineer Wildfire 2. 0: Mechanica Tutorial: Structure/Thermal: Intergrated Mode

by Roger Toogood

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585031900
Publisher: SDC Publications
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Introduction to the Tutorials
Overview of this Lesson
Finite Element Analysis
Examples of Problems Solved using MECHANICA
Example #1 : Analysis
Example #2 : Sensitivity Study
Example #3 : Design Optimization
FEA User Beware!
Layout of this Manual
Tips for using MECHANICA
Questions for Review
Exercises
Chapter 2
Finite Element Modeling with MECHANICA
Synopsis
Overview of this Lesson
Finite Element Analysis : An Introduction
The FEA Model and General Processing Steps
Steps in Preparing an FEA Model for Solution
P-Elements versus H-Elements
Convergence of H-elements
(the "classic" approach)
Convergence of P-elements
(the Pro/MECHANICA approach)
Convergence and Accuracy in the Solution
Sources of Error
A CAD Model is NOT an FEA Model!
Overview of Pro/MECHANICA Structure
Basic Operation
An Overall View of Pro/M Capability and Function
Modes of Operation
Types of Models
Types of Elements
Analysis Methods
Convergence Methods
Design Studies
A Brief Note about Units
Files and Directories Produced by Pro/MECHANICA
On-line Documentation
Summary
References
Questions for Review
Exercises
Chapter 3
Solid Models (Part 1)
Synopsis
Overview of this Lesson
Simple Static Analysis of a Solid Part
Creating the Geometry
Setting up the FEA Model
- - Launching Pro/MECHANICA
- - Applying the Constraints
- - Applying the Loads
- - Specifying the Material
- - Setting the Analysis
Running the Analysis
Displaying the Results
- - Creating Result Window Definitions
- - Showing the Result Windows
Simulation Features in the Model Tree
Exploring the FEA Mesh and AutoGEM
Running the Model in Pro/M Independent Mode
Summary
Questions for Review
Exercises
Chapter 4
Solid Models (Part 2)
Synopsis
Overview of this Lesson
Sensitivity Studies
Creating a Design Variable
Setting up the Design Study
Running the Design Study
Displaying the Results
- - Creating Result Window Definitions
- - Showing the Result Windows
Optimization
Creating Design Parameters
Examining the Search Space
Creating the Optimization Design Study
Optimization Results
Considerations for Applying Loads and Constraints
Superposition and Multiple Load Sets
Creating Multiple Load Sets
Setting the Analysis for Multiple Load Sets
Combining Results for Multiple Load Sets
Summary
Questions for Review
Exercises
Chapter 5
Plane Stress and Plane Strain Models
Synopsis
Overview of this Lesson
Plane Stress Models
Creating a Coordinate System
Setting the Model Type
Applying Loads and Constraints
Defining Model Properties
Setting up and Running the Analysis
Viewing the Results
Exploring Symmetry
Setting Constraints and Loads
Running the Symmetric Half-Model
Plane Strain Models
The Model
Creating the Pro/E Part
Creating Surface Regions
Setting the Model Type
Creating a new Coordinate System
Applying the Constraints
Applying a Pressure Load
Applying a Temperature Load
Specifying Materials
Running the Model
Quick Check
Multi-Pass Adaptive
Viewing the Results
Summary
Questions for Review
Exercises
Chapter 6
Axisymmetric Solids and Shells
Synopsis
Overview of this Lesson
Axisymmetric Models
Elements
Loads
Constraints
Restrictions
Axisymmetric Solids
Creating the Model
Setting the Model Type
Applying Constraints
Applying Loads
Creating a Coordinate System
Defining Material Properties
Setting up and Running the Analysis
Viewing the Results
Exploring the Model
Changing the Mesh
Comparing to a Solid Model
Axisymmetric Shells
Creating the Model
Setting the Model Type
Setting Constraints
Setting a Centrifugal Load
Setting Shell Properties
View the Results
Modifying the Model
Running the Modified Model
Summary
Questions for Review
Exercises
Chapter 7
Shell Models
Synopsis
Overview of this Lesson
Automatic Shell Creation (Model #1)
Creating the Geometry
Defining the Shells
Assigning the Material
Assigning the Constraints
Assigning a Pressure Load
Defining and Running the Analysis
Viewing the Results
Exploring the Model
Manual Shell Creation (Model #2)
Creating the Geometry
Defining Surface Pairs
Completing the Model
Running the Model
Mixed Solids and Shells (Model #3)
Creating the Shells
Defining the Constraints
Defining a Bearing Load
Defining the Material
Running the Analysis
Reviewing the Results
Summary
Questions for Review
Exercises
Chapter 8
Beams and Frames
Synopsis
Overview of this Lesson
Beam Coordinate Systems
The Beam Action Coordinate System BACS
The Beam Shape Coordinate System BSCS
Example #1 - Basic Concepts
The Model
Geometry
Beam Elements
Completing the Model
Constraints
Loads
Analysis and Results
Deformation and Bending Stress
Shear and Moment Diagrams
Changing the Constraint
Example #2 - Distributed Loads, Beam Releases
The Model
Beam Geometry
Beam Elements
Completing the Model
Constraints
Distributed Loads
Analysis and Results
Result Windows
Beam Releases
Setting Releases
Results
Example #3 - Frames
Model A - 2D Frame
Model Geometry
Beam Elements
Completing the Model
Analysis and Results
Model B - 3D Frame
Modifying the Model
Creating Beam Elements
Completing the Model
Analysis and Results
Displacement Constraint
Summary
Questions for Review
Exercises
Chapter 9
Miscellaneous Topics
Synopsis
Overview of this Lesson
Cyclic Symmetry
Model Geometry
Cyclic Constraints
Analysis and Results
Springs and Masses
Model Geometry
Creating the Elements
Analysis and Results
Defining Measures
Modal Analysis
Setting up the Model
Defining the Modal Analysis
Contact Analysis
Creating Contact Surfaces
Summary
Conclusion
Questions for Review
Exercises

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