Autodesk Inventor® 2020
FEA Made Simple

Master Inventor!

Yes, you too can use Finite Element Analysis (FEA)!

Have you ever thought you’d like to use Autodesk Inventor’s Finite Element Analysis (FEA) module but you don’t want to deal with all the heavy math? The FEA Made Simple course is your solution. It shows you how to use FEA and check your work with simple math. You’ll learn simple and fundamental concepts that leverage into an advanced understanding of FEA. You’ll practice applying FEA and interpreting the quality of the results. You’ll also learn tips and tricks that will improve the quality of your results. If you can divide and multiply you can learn how to use FEA.

For the mathematical genius, we’ve got you covered as well. You can compare your difficult calculations to the simple calculations performed in this course. You’ll see that the simple calculations are just as close to Autodesk Inventor FEA Simulation Results as complex calculations. David Melvin, PE breaks the process into simple to understand steps that even the mathematically inclined will appreciate.

The Autodesk Inventor 2020: FEA Made Simple course also explains the fundamentals of stress analysis and how FEA works. You will learn about all the stresses, strain, and deflection, and you’ll learn how each is applied.

An important aspect of the course is it shows you how to improve the accuracy of FEA analysis. Inventor FEA has different types of elements that can be applied to your studies, and which one you use makes a difference in the accuracy of the report. So the course explains how each element is different and why you would use one over the other in a particular study. You’ll also learn how to change the density of elements to examine common problems like notch sensitivity or to speed the analysis process.

The Autodesk Inventor 2020: FEA Made Simple course is a must see. Both beginner and advanced Inventor FEA users will benefit from watching this course.

58 Lessons (Listed Below)
5.0 Hours

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Autodesk Inventor® 2020:
FEA Made Simple

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Autodesk Inventor® 2020:
FEA Made Simple
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Inventor 2020: FEA Made Simple

Simulation Setup
Basic Static Simulation
Basic Static Simulation Results
Normal Stress
Shear and Normal Stresses
Components of Force
Principal Stress Intro
Controlling Probe Location
Mohr’s Circle
Maximum Shear Stress
Principal Stresses
Von Mises Stress
Adjusting Element Size
Normal vs Von Mises
Calculating Bending Stress
Equivalent Moments and Forces
Misaligned Moments and Forces
Loads on Complex Parts
Simplifying Complex Loads
Couples and Moments
Common Sense Deduction
Torsion and Shear
Combined Loads and Stresses
Understanding Von Mises Stress
Point vs Area Loads
Mesh Elements
Optimizing Element Settings
Mesh Controls
Improving Meshes and Reports

Stress Risers
Stress Riser Design and Analysis
Element Size Convergence
Convergence Strategies
Safety Factor and Material Specs
Introduction to Reports
Stress Analysis Reports
FOS Brittle and Ductile
Force and Pressure Loads
Bearing vs Force Loads
Soft Spring Constraints
Soft Spring Comparison
Optimizing Designs Based on FEA
Parametric Dimension Tips
Frame Analysis Simulations
Torsional Section Modulus
Beam Analysis
Beam Details and Diagrams
Introduction to Trusses
Method of Joints
Force Propagation
Constraining Trusses
Releases in Detail
Truss Simulation Details
Shell Elements
Applying Contacts
Thin Wall Model Analysis