Real-world problems are rarely linear or static. Nonlinearities often impact the prediction of a product's behavior in unpredictable ways. These add uncertainty and risk to decisions made from either virtual or physical test results for engineers and designers who don't understand them. We will summarize simply and clearly the process of identifying and planning for the 3 key types of nonlinearity in product performance so that all attendees will be able to spot them, again in both physical as well as virtual testing. We will teach you how to account for nonlinearities in testing, but the remaining focus will be on nonlinear simulation covering processes, terms, and troubleshooting. While we will use Simulation Solutions for illustration, the concepts covered will be valid for any simulation software attendees.
- Spot the 3 key types of nonlinearities in product performance
- Discover how nonlinearities can impact physical test results
- Discover the terms and processes for including nonlinearities in simulation
- Discover nonlinear analysis so that these concepts can be employed in upfront design decision-making
Vince Adams is a 25-year finite element analysis (FEA) vet responsible for Autodesk, Inc., simulation customer satisfaction and growth. <br/><br/>Vince has written 3 books & numerous articles on FEA in product development including a top selling guide for managing simulation in the design process for NAFEMS, the premier global resource for simulation education.<br/><br/>Additionally, Vince has helped leading companies all over the world improve their processes either directly or thru classes presented in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia & South Africa.
David Weinberg is currently a Senior Software Developer for Autodesk and was the former President/CEO and Founder NEi Software from 1991 to 2014 until the acquisition of NEi by Autodesk in May 2014. He was the primary developer for NEi Nastran and currently leads the team of developers for the widely consumed Autodesk Nastran product. He also developed the Autodesk Nastran in-CAD product while at NEi. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has over 30 years’ experience in FEA simulation working both as a user for several large Aerospace companies and as a developer.