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Approx. 23 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Describe the simulation workflow in Fusion 360.

  • Summarize the use cases for various types of simulation studies.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in more advanced Fusion 360 CAD and CAE skills.

  • Explain and identify simulation results

Skills you will gain

AutodeskSimulationFusion 360Engineering DesignMechanical Engineering
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

6 hours to complete

Static Stress Simulation

6 hours to complete
21 videos (Total 66 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
21 videos
Get the software2m
Week 1 overview40s
Starting a static stress simulation4m
Using simplify4m
Selecting study materials2m
Creating custom materials6m
Defining structural constraints3m
Using a bolted connection2m
Adding a structural load3m
Defining multiple load conditions2m
Solving contact sets3m
Generating mesh and mesh control7m
Solving a simulation2m
Reviewing simulation results10m
Practice exercise 1 overview21s
Practice exercise 1 solution1m
Practice exercise 2 overview15s
Practice exercise 2 solution1m
Practice exercise 3 overview26s
Practice exercise 3 solution3m
8 readings
Static Stress Simulation resources5m
About the discussion forum5m
Online learning communities and social media10m
Getting to know your classmates10m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 1 challenge exercise1h 30m
2 practice exercises
Pre-course questions30m
Week 1 quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Using Shape Optimization to Drive a Design

5 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 53 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
15 videos
Defining common parameters for a shape optimization6m
Defining shape preservation regions2m
Detailing optimization criteria3m
Reviewing a shape optimization study4m
Promoting a mesh to create a new design3m
Design creation to match a shape optimization mesh8m
Validation through static stress simulation4m
Review and refine a design7m
Practice exercise 1 overview16s
Practice exercise 1 solution3m
Practice exercise 2 overview15s
Practice exercise 2 solution3m
Practice exercise 3 overview22s
Practice exercise 3 solution3m
5 readings
Using Shape Optimization to Drive a Design resources5m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 2 challenge exercise1h 30m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Nonlinear Response, Buckling and Modal Frequencies

6 hours to complete
20 videos (Total 64 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
20 videos
Define and solve a nonlinear static stress study6m
Review nonlinear results2m
Refine the model and rerun the study3m
Define and solve a buckling study2m
Review and refine a buckling study2m
Review a final buckling study1m
Define and solve a modal frequency study3m
Review modal results2m
Modify the model to reduce the mass participation5m
Create a rigid body connector4m
Explore point masses9m
Apply additional force types4m
Simulate pressure7m
Practice exercise 1 overview15s
Practice exercise 1 solution1m
Practice exercise 2 overview18s
Practice exercise 2 solution1m
Practice exercise 3 overview18s
Practice exercise 3 solution1m
5 readings
Nonlinear Response, Buckling and Modal Frequencies resources5m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 3 challenge exercise2h 30m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Thermal and Thermal Stress

6 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 73 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
17 videos
Prepare a model for thermal simulation4m
Setting up thermal study materials2m
Understanding and applying types of thermal loads6m
Solving a thermal study and reviewing the results8m
Cloning a simulation model11m
Setting up a thermal stress study4m
Setting up mesh and contacts4m
Modifying a thermal stress study6m
Event simulation setup8m
Event simulation results review6m
Practice exercise 1 overview13s
Practice exercise 1 solution2m
Practice exercise 2 overview15s
Practice exercise 2 solution2m
Practice exercise 3 overview20s
Practice exercise 3 solution2m
5 readings
Thermal and Thermal Stress resources5m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 4 challenge exercise1h 30m
2 practice exercises
Week 4 quiz30m
Final assessment30m

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About the Autodesk CAD/CAM/CAE for Mechanical Engineering Specialization

The demand placed on today’s engineers goes above and beyond the job description. Products have become complex and engineers are more frequently asked to leave specialized roles and to take on a wide variety of tasks that are beyond their traditional responsibilities. These tasks are centered on form, fit, and function. Engineers need to factor in broader concerns such as cost, procurement, sustainability, manufacturability, and serviceability. Their role has moved away from an individual responsibility to working as part of a collaborative engineering team, executing tradeoffs with both engineering and business stakeholders to meet project goals. These trends have forced today’s engineers to broaden their skillset to be successful. Engineers today are required to be on the cutting edge of design innovation. This means not only understanding engineering principles that govern the title and role, but also perfecting the toolsets needed to design and develop products. Through this specialization, you’ll learn the foundations of applying computer aided design (CAD), computer aided engineering (CAE), and manufacturing principles while developing your technical skills within Autodesk Fusion 360....
Autodesk CAD/CAM/CAE for Mechanical Engineering

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