The Moldflow Sensitivity Study, a design of experiments (DOE), determined the impact of common Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight software processing inputs on common results. It also helped to determine the level of interaction among these settings and the impact of material- and geometry-specific interactions. We will highlight the methods used for performing the study, including tcodes, tcodesets, scripts, the Moldflow command shell, creation of studies, modification of studies, extraction of results, and more. Attendees will be able to repeat a similar study with their own commonly used geometries and materials. Study results will help Moldflow Insight users to increase efficiency by reducing design optimization time and determining the magnitude of impact of commonly used process settings. Note: This study included some functionality not currently available in the Moldflow Insight DOE module.
- Determine the magnitude of impact of manufacturing process settings on simulation results
- Create modified studies and extract results from studies without using the Autodesk Moldflow Insight user interface
- Recreate a sensitivity study tailored to your product line and commonly used materials
- Reduce design optimization time
Laura Stuart has worked at TE Connectivity for almost 7 years as a Silver Certified Autodesk Moldflow Insight analyst. Laura provides internal consulting, support, and training at TE. She is also TE's application owner for all Autodesk Moldflow products and the leader of TE's Global Plastic Analysis Working Group. Laura obtained her Master of Engineering degree in Engineering Science from Penn State Harrisburg and her Bachelor of Science degree in Plastics Engineering Technology from Penn State Erie.
Paul Brincat is currently a Senior Research Engineer at Autodesk Australia, based in the research and development offices in Melbourne. In 1999 he completed a Ph.D. in Engineering on a collaboration project between Moldflow and Swinburne University of Technology, working to predict entrance pressure losses experienced when molten polymers flow through narrow constrictions, such as injection molding gates. On completion of this project Paul has since worked for Moldflow in a number of roles, primarily in the field of injection molding machine research and control, from which a number of journal and conference papers have been published.