To obtain better simulation results, a systematic and powerful mesh is key. While some finite element analysis (FEA) software products have advanced meshing tools to help obtain a superior analytical model, applying these tools can be complicated. Using the guidelines and tricks taught in this session upfront, during your CAD modeling for simulation with Autodesk software, you can develop a better mesh more efficiently and obtain accurate and precise results. This class will explain first how to recognize mesh qualities, then how to use CAD modeling techniques to obtain a refined mesh more efficiently, saving time and money in your analysis efforts.
- Understand what constitutes a good mesh, and what are common issues
- Learn how to model your part or assembly so that you can consistently get a good mesh
- Learn additional tricks to get a good mesh quickly
- Learn how to apply the knowledge from this class to your workflows for upfront simulation
Mark Huntoon is a Project Manager for J3 Engineering Group in Mequon, WI, where his primary focus is on mechanical analysis using simulation, with an emphasis on natural hazard loading on equipment. He has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, structural emphasis, both from Marquette University. Additionally, he has over 15 years of experience, including being the Chief Engineer for two companies. Prior to joining J3, he served as the Simulation Solutions Engineer for MasterGraphics, an Autodesk Platinum Partner, where he continues to teach classes on Simulation Mechanical, CFD, Nastran In-CAD, and Robot Structural Analysis. He has given presentations on a variety of mechanical engineering and software topics, including at Autodesk University, BuiltWorlds, and The Future of Making Things at Lambeau Field. Throughout his career, Mark has lead the design of large projects and smaller complex designs.