Professional | ~10 hr.

Simulation Analysis Studies

Course | Skill builder
Cut back on production time and cost using Fusion 360 simulation tools. Improve the iterative process by quantifying design changes against simulations.
Outline

Validation is the foundation of engineering design. With simulation, you can test, validate, and modify designs before they become a physical prototype. When used early, simulation can drive design, making informed design decisions, speeding up production time, and eliminating costly design mistakes.  Explore static stress simulation, shape optimization, thermal, and other mechanical simulation types to apply these tools to everyday design problems.

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the simulation workflow in Fusion 360.
  • Summarize the use cases for various types of simulation studies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in more advanced Fusion 360 CAD and CAE skills.
  • Explain and identify simulation results.

This course includes exercises and videos that advise use of Autodesk Cloud Credits. Cloud credits should be used at your own discretion. See course resources for more details.

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Course modules

~10 min.
Getting started

Discover what you will learn in this course and download the software and resources you will need.

~2 hr. 20 min.
Static stress simulation

Setup, solve, and understand surrounding static stress simulations.  

~1 hr. 45 min.
Using shape optimization to drive a design

Identify critical load paths in a design to make more informed decisions on material removal.

~2 hr. 30 min.
Nonlinear response, buckling, and modal frequencies

Learn about nonlinear response, structural buckling, and modal frequencies. 

~1 hr. 45 min.
Thermal and thermal stress

Explore and compare the effects of thermal and thermal stresses on designs.  

~1 hr. 30 min.
Course challenge

Now that you’ve completed the learning material in this course, you can take the challenge exercise to measure your skills on the topics covered in this course. Follow the assignment directions below or download the PDF to follow along at your own pace.

~45 min.
Final test

Ready to test your knowledge? Pass this required test with a score of 75% or more to complete the course and earn a certificate of completion.

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