Simulation CFD Essentials Course Overview

Course Description

This course will introduce you to the concepts and setups involved in a successful Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation. Stages involved in setting up simulation will be explored, including 3D geometry preparation, material assignments, boundary condition settings, mesh sizing and choosing the appropriate solver physics. Results display and presentation will also be covered.

Course Duration

3 Days.

Objective

To impart essential skills and thought process in setting up and running simulations using Autodesk Simulation CFD.

What Will You Learn?

  • General concepts and workflow to an efficient simulation.
  • Setting up simulations and the considerations involved in each setup stage.
  • Simulation convergence assessments and results reliability.
  • Obtaining results and understanding them.

Who Should Attend?

New user of Autodesk Simulation CFD

Course Outline

✚ Simulation Strategies/Workflow
  • Setting goals and objectives of simulation
  • Simplifications and accepted assumptions
  • Choosing suitable solver physics

✚ Geometry Preparation & Import
  • Efficient CAD models
  • Modeling tips • “cleaning” neglectable features
  • Importing CAD models for simulation
  • Geometry tools in Autodesk Simulation CFD
  • Grouping 3D geometry parts

✚ Design Study, Design & Scenario
  • Differentiate designs and scenarios
  • Case study folder management

✚ User Interface & Navigation
  • Layout and buttons
  • Navigation and interaction with model
  • Selection tools

✚ Material Setting
  • Material library
  • Generating custom user library
  • Setting and assigning materials
  • Editing and removing assigned materials

✚ Boundary Conditions (B.C.)
  • Selection of surface/volume B.C.
  • B.C. assignment by groups
  • Assigning/editing B.C.

✚ Mesh Sizing
  • Concept of meshing
  • Surface/volume mesh density tweak
  • Diagnostics and refinements

✚ Simulation Solver
  • Controls for saving results
  • Setting solution steps
  • Transient vs steady-state
  • Compressibility and heat analysis
  • Laminar and turbulence model selection
  • Convergence assessments

✚ Results Display
  • Global and plane results
  • Iso-surfaces and point results
  • Plotting graphs and results summary

✚ Cloning Designs & Setup Automation
  • Cloning designs and scenarios
  • Results comparison with decision center
  • Creating and applying rules


Simulation CFD Advanced Essentials Course Overview

Course Description

This course will provide users with understanding of the underlying principles of CFD simulations. It includes discussion on reasons for geometry simplification, streamlining mesh process, describing the nature of different solution models and essentially improving accuracy and speed of simulation. Detailed discussion on appropriate use of devices to simplify simulation; thorough understanding of boundary condition behaviors and key difference in steady state and transient analysis are covered.

Course Duration

3 Days.

Objective

To impart deeper understanding of workings and principles in CFD simulations.

What Will You Learn?

  • Reasoning and principle guides for geometry simplification.
  • Material devices and its usage to setup an efficient and stable simulation.
  • Understanding nature of boundary condition to ensure best possible setup.
  • Choosing the correct solution scheme for stability.
  • Troubleshooting errors.

Who Should Attend?

Users of Autodesk Simulation CFD Essentials.

Course Outline

✚ Advanced Geometry Preparation
  • 3D model simplification considerations
  • Sizing fluid control volumes
  • Fluid region extensions and considerations

✚ Meshing Optimization
  • Advanced meshing control
  • Mesh coarsening/refinement
  • Boundary layers and its use
  • Choosing appropriate 3D parts to suppress
  • Avoiding high nodal aspect ratio

✚ Components and devices in material library
  • Nature and settings of devices/components
  • Example usage of devices/components (heat exchangers, pumps and fan etc)

✚ Understanding Boundary Conditions
  • Dirichlet boundary conditions
  • Neumann boundary conditions
  • Special considerations in assigning boundary conditions
  • Settings to promote stability of solution

✚ Steady State & Transient Analysis
  • Key differences in simulation and solution
  • Choosing appropriate solver
  • Concepts of initial conditions

✚ Specialized Simulation Physics
  • Setting up solar heating (sun radiation)
  • Liquid sloshing in half filled tanks
  • Liquid condensation
  • Steam quality simulation
  • Fluid missing setup

✚ Laminar & Turbulence Modeling
  • Laminar flow concept and application
  • Turbulence flow concept and application
  • Turbulence models
  • Turbulence equation parameters and controls

✚ Simulation Errors Troubleshooting
  • Meshing errors
  • Material setup errors
  • Divergence and solver errors


Simulation Mechanical Essentials Course Overview

Course Description

This course will introduce you to the static stress, heat transfer, and linear dynamics analyses capabilities in Autodesk Simulation Mechanical. You will learn about meshing, loads, and constraints for the covered analysis types. You will also learn how to evaluate results, create custom presentations and reports.

Course Duration

3 Days.

Objective

To guide and teach students the essential skills in performing FEA analysis using Autodesk Simulation Mechanical.

What Will You Learn?

  • How to setup static stress, heat transfer and model analysis.
  • Learn about loading and boundary conditions that applied to different real world situations.
  • How to determine the reliability of your simulation results.

Who Should Attend?

New user of Autodesk Simulation Mechanical.

Course Outline

✚ Background of FEA
  • Stress and strain review
  • Heat transfer review
  • Linear dynamics review

✚ Static Stress Analysis
  • Element types
  • Generating meshes
  • Modeling and meshing tips
  • Loading options
  • Constraint options
  • Material options

✚ Results Evaluation & Presentation
  • How results are calculated
  • How to evaluate results
  • Presentation options

✚ Advanced Meshing
  • Midplane meshing
  • Mesh refinement
  • Creating joints and bolts
  • Mesh convergence testing

✚ Contact
  • Uses for contact
  • Contact options

✚ Linear Dynamics
  • Modal analysis
  • Load stiffening
  • Critical buckling

✚ Heat Transfer
  • Transient vs steady-state
  • Mesh options
  • Elements types
  • Loading options
  • Results evaluation

✚ Thermal Stress
  • Setup
  • Results evaluation


Simulation Mechanical Advanced Essentials Course Overview

Course Description

This course will introduce you to large scale motion, large deformation, large strain with contact, and non-linear material analyses capabilities in Autodesk Simulation Mechanical.

Course Duration

2 Days.

Objective

To guide and teach students essential skills in performing FEA analysis using Autodesk Simulation Mechanical.

What Will You Learn?

  • How to setup a MES analysis.
  • Non-linear materials and when to use it.

Who Should Attend?

Users of Autodesk Simulation Mechanical Essentials.

Course Outline

✚ Introduction to MES
  • Stress and strain review
  • Numerical example

✚ Events & Prescribed Motion
  • Stress and strain review
  • Numerical exam
  • Dynamic analysis techniques
  • Time steps
  • Time-dependent boundary conditions
  • Result evaluationple

✚ Contact & Impact
  • Contact parameters
  • Friction
  • Impact planes

✚ Non-Linear Materials
  • Elastic
  • Hyperelastic
  • Foam
  • Viscoelastic
  • Plastic
  • electrical

✚ Geometric Nonlinearities
  • post buckling behavior
  • variable time step analysis

✚ Results-Based Loading
  • Lookup values
  • Specifying equations
  • Conditional statements

✚ Engineering Elements
  • Shell
  • Membrane
  • Line
  • Beam
  • Pipe
  • Slider
  • Actuator
  • Spring
  • pulley


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