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A Next Giant Leap: Using Fusion 360 for Returning to the Moon and On to Mars

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    NASA’s work at the moon, which is pressing forward right now, is “preparing us for the next giant leap: challenging missions to Mars and other deep-space destinations”— This class will help anyone looking for applying innovation for static stress analysis and finite element analysis via simulations and additive manufacturing. The presenters will show a case study where Fusion 360 software was used to accomplish the experiment when the competitive software platform failed to meet the expected results. Also, find out how Fusion 360 helped the Texas A&M University and the U.S. Air Force Academy teams conduct feasibility/benchmark tests on a mechanical drilling system and satellite mockup before their use in a Zero-G flight alongside NASA research. This session is a must for anyone who wants to learn about Fusion 360 for simulations, or for those interested in innovating with Fusion 360 for advancing the future of the built environment off-world.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to conduct dynamic simulations in Fusion 360
    • Learn about space-based projects using Fusion 360 for intermediate science and engineering
    • Learn about other discrete element modeling (DEM) software
    • Learn about a playbook for conducting low-gravity simulations for furthering Apollo’s legacy and NASA’s future