Catapult Tutorial 1: Ground, Rigid Groups, Joints and Contacts and Results
Using Inspire Motion, learn how to set up a motion simulation of a medieval catapult. This video covers the setup of ground, rigid groups, joints and contacts, and results
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Catapult Tutorial 2: Actuators, Motors and Springs
Using Inspire Motion, learn how to set up a motion simulation of a catapult. This video covers the setup of actuators, motors and springs
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OptiStruct for Linear Analysis v2019
The purpose of this self paced course is to cover the basic topics for OptiStruct Linear Analysis. The Setup sections will use the See It, Do It methodology to cover the concepts. See It allows you to watch a video demonstration of the exercise covered in the section.
Note: This course requires a login to Connect to view.
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SimLab Tutorials - Solver Setup for Thermal Steady State Analysis
Create material and apply properties; create user-defined contacts; apply thermal loads and define loadcases; define lines static loadcases with the temperature leadcase included; create proper solver settings for each loadcase; export and solve for multi-physics analysis
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SimLab Tutorials - Setting up a CFD Steady State Analysis - Manifold
Define boundary and initial conditions; create material and apply properties; edit the solver settings to run the analysis
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SimLab Tutorials - Conjugate Heat Transfer
Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; work with turbulence and temperature equations; define CFD boundary conditions based on inflow average velocities and convective heat flux; define symmetry plane; create material and define properties; run and post-process a CFD steady state analysis
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SimLab Tutorials - Steady Flow in a Centrifugal Blower
Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; work with moving reference frame; define CFD boundary conditions based on turbulence viscosity ratio; edit the solver settings; run and post-process the analysis
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SimLab Tutorials - Turbulent Flow in a Mixing Elbow
Import custom ribbon; create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; apply CFD boundary conditions; run a steady state turbulent flow analysis; visualize results as contour or as vector
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SimLab Tutorials - SPH Analysis with nFX - Drivetrain
Define nFX material and properties; apply simulation conditions; create nFX particles; export solver deck
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SimLab Tutorials - Modal Frequency Response Analysis of a Crank Shaft
Create a modal frenquency response analysis in the solution browser; define an excitation load based on applied loads; create a table with modal damping values; define the solution settings and output requests; compute solution and review results; plot and X Y graph for the displacements versus frequency
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SimLab Tutorials - Modal Frequency Response Analysis of a Sphere
Create isotropic and fluid material and define the properties accordingly; define acoustic behavior to a shell entity; apply enforced displacement to be used for an excitation load; create solver settings and output requests; compute the solution and review the results; plot an XY graph for the pressure versus frequency
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SimLab Tutorials - Pre-Tensioned Bolt Analysis of Connecting Rod
Import material database, create washer surface and define property; create solid bolts with pretension; define loads, constraints and contacts; define loadcase and solver settings; compute and review the results
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SimLab Tutorials - Linear Static Analysis of ConRod
Create linear static solution; define constraints and loads; define contacts; create material and apply properties; run the analysis and review the results
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SimLab Tutorials - Normal Mode Analysis - Brake Assembly
Create coincident mesh with join tool; create normal analysis solution; define constraints and spring elements; apply stick contact type; solve and review the displacement and stress
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SimLab Tutorials - Solutions Based Modal Frequency Response Analysis - Bracket
Create RBE and apply constraints; apply an excitation load; create material and apply properties; define a load case and modify the solution parameters; run the analysis and plot the frequency dependent results
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SimLab Tutorials - Non Linear Static Analysis - Flex Plate
Apply symmetry constraints; apply enforced displacement constraint; create 3d bolt with pretension; create advanced contacts; create loadcase; modify solution parameters; solve and review the results
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SimLab Tutorials - TFSI - AutoSolve
Import model containing a CFD solution; check the loads and boundary conditions created on a second solution; create a loadcase that included the output temperature and pressure from the CFD solution; review the mapped loads and results
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SimLab Tutorials - Coupled Linear Structural Thermal Analysis
Create a heat transfer solution and add thermal constraints and heat flux; create a linear static solution and include the thermal analysis subcase as loadcase parameters; visualize the loadcases results separately
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SimLab Tutorials - Linear Steady State Heat Convection Analysis
Create a steady state heat transfer solution; apply thermal loads such as constant temperature and uniform convection; solve and visualize grid temperature
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SimLab Tutorials - Linear Transient Heat Transfer Analysis
Split faces using chaining edges; create a transient heat transfer solution; create material with thermal properties; define initial conditions; apply thermal loads such as time dependent heat flux and convection; define solver settings and analyze
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SimLab Tutorials - Steady State Heat Transfer Analysis
Create different materials with thermal properties for the cylinder, fin and insulators; create steady state heat transfer; apply tie contacts between the bodies; define thermal loads such as flux and convection
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SimLab Tutorials - Suspension Insulator
Create electrostatics solution using flux solver; create dielectric material by atributing a relative permitivity; define region physics such as air, dielectric and perfect conductor; create tangential field symmetry plane; compute and review the results
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SimLab Tutorials - Transient Heat Transfer Cooling Time Study - Casted Housing
Create material with thermal properties; create transient heat transfer; define initial conditions; define time dependent convection; define the solver settings and analyze
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SimLab Tutorials - Transient Flow in a Mixing Elbow
Create a navier-stokes flow transient solution; apply average velocity inlets and define outlet; create convective wall and define symmetry plane; define initial conditions; create material and define solid and fluid properties; defineproper solution parameters; update results and review the output
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SimLab Tutorials - Thermal FSI of Exhaust Manifold
Extract fluid surface from the solid; create CFD tetra mesh and boundary layer; apply boundary conditions with constraint option activated; run and post-process steady state analysis
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SimLab Tutorials - Solutions Based Natural Convection Around a Hot Cylinder
Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; apply gravity and define heat source; apply initial and temperature boundary conditions; create symmetry planes; visualize results as contour or as vectors
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SimLab Tutorials - Setting-up a Model for Molding Process
Import, position and inspect a CAD model; create mesh controls, surface mesh and organize the parts; create solution and define polymer properties to the bodies; define initial and boundary conditions; apply solver settings, export the deck and solve
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SimLab Tutorials - Parametric DOE Optimization using CAD Software Creo
Create a CAD parametrized model in PTC creo; create a project in simlab; run a project using interactive mode; set up a DOE study and run the experiments
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SimLab Tutorials - Topology Optimization with Manufacturing Constraints
Create RBE connectors; create LBC and load cases; define the design space for a topology optimization; define responses; create manufacturing constraints; set an optimization objective; run an optimization with OptiStruct
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SimLab Tutorials - Topology Optimization with Pattern Constraints_Y Bracket
Create RBE connectors; work with specifications for loads and loadcases; set up a topology optimization including pattern constraints; run an optimization with OptiStruct; view and post-process optimization results
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SimLab Tutorials - Parametric Optimization using HyperStudy - Part I
Start recording a nominal problem; create parameters; import a parametrized CAD file; create a 2D/3D mesh using the parameters; solve and define the study responses
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SimLab Tutorials - Parametric Optimization using HyperStudy - Part II
Create a new study inside HyperStudy; register solver script; setup nominal problem; conduct a DOE study; build a fit model; optimize on the fit
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SimLab Tutorials - Topology Optimization with Solutions - Bracket
Create a linear static solution, define loads and boundary conditions then compute; define a topology optimization, design space, constraints, response and objective; export the optimized shape as .stl; import the .stl file and perform a mesh cleanup; transfer properties and LBCs to the optimized geometry and apply TIE contact; re-analyze the model then review the results
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SimLab Tutorials - Bore Distortion
Import a results file with split faces; create a coordinate system; compute the bore distortion; view and export bore distortion results
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SimLab Tutorials - Post-Processing Optimization Results
View and post-process results of topology optimization
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SimLab Tutorials - Groups and Colors in Automation
Use color information to create groups; create groups automatically from features; obtain edge groups from faces and bodies; use boolean operations between groups; run a project in different models
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SimLab Tutorials - Scripting with Process Recording_ConRod
Record a process into JavaScript or Pythonscript; re-run the recorded script on a different model
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SimLab Tutorials - Process Recording using Parameters_ConRod
Record a process into JavaScript or Pythonscript using a set of process parameters; re-run the recorded script using different parameter values
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SimLab Tutorials - Process Recording using Templates_ConRod
Use mesh-, LBC- and loadcase templates during a process recording; record a process including solver setup and solver execution
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SimLab Tutorials - Setting the Environment
Edit the preferences of the software; Choose your favorite mouse settings; Display, move and resize windows and browsers on the screen; Create additional toolbars.
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SimLab Tutorials - Visualize and Organize
Open and import files; Use the model browser to organize your assembly; Visualize and isolate selected components; Select, isolate and hide entities such as faces or elements; Use some advanced selection modes; Create and retrieve entity groups.
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SimLab Tutorials - QuickMesh - Gear
Import a CAD geometry; Quickly tetmesh a solid body using different global settings; Export your mesh.
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SimLab Tutorials - Mesh Controls - Gear
Identify, select and isolate geometry features; Tetmesh a solid body using Mesh controls; Export a mesh template based on the face color.
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SimLab Tutorials - Volume Meshing with Layers-Housing
Request locally a given amount of tet layers through thin walls; Create a volume mesh with Tet10 from an existing, encolsed Tri6 mesh; Auto cleanup a volume mesh based on different quality criteria.
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SimLab Tutorials - Meshing with Body Break-Engine Assembly
Update CAD features; Import a mesh template; Cut and separate a section of a body using Region mesh control; Remove details using Logo mesh control; Mesh a valve seat; Create a circular gasket imprint
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SimLab Tutorials - Meshing with Process Automation-Piston
Perform a mesh automatically running a Javascript or Pythonscript from the process automation menu
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SimLab Tutorials - Quick Imprinted Mesh for Parasolid Assemblies
Generate an assembled surface/shell mesh from a parasolid file; Generate an assembled volume/solid mesh; Transfer groups to the meshed assembly
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SimLab Tutorials - Hex Meshing using Extrude function-Y Bracket
Hex mesh 2.5D geometries using extrude; Hex mesh axial symmetric bodies; Edit the number of hex layers through a body.
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