Pro/ENGINEER Mechanica Wildfire 5.0 Tutorial (Structure / Thermal)
- Written for first time FEA MECHANICA users
- Uses simple examples with step-by-step tutorials
- Explains the relation of commands to the overall FEA philosophy
- Both 2D and 3D problems are treated
Pro/ENGINEER Mechanica Wildfire 5.0 Tutorial (Structure/Thermal) introduces new users to finite element analysis using Pro/ENGINEER Mechanica and how it can be used to analyze a variety of problems. The tutorial lessons cover the major concepts and frequently used commands required to progress from a novice to an intermediate user level. The commands are presented in a click-by-click manner using simple examples and exercises that illustrate a broad range of the analysis types that can be performed. In addition to showing the command usage, the text will explain why certain commands are being used and, where appropriate, the relation of commands to the overall FEA philosophy are explained. Moreover, since error analysis is an important skill, considerable time is spent exploring the created models so that users will become comfortable with the “debugging” phase of modeling.
This textbook is written for first-time FEA users (in general) and MECHANICA users (in particular). After a brief introduction to finite element modeling, the tutorial introduces the major concepts behind the use of Pro/MECHANICA to perform Finite Element Analysis of parts. These include: modes of operation, element types, design studies (analysis, sensitivity studies, organization), and the major steps for setting up a model (materials, loads, constraints, analysis type), studying convergence of the solution, and viewing the results. Both 2D and 3D problems are treated.
The tutorials consist of the following:
- 2 lessons on general introductory material
- 2 lessons introducing the basic operations in Pro/ENGINEER MECHANICA using solid models
- 4 lessons on model idealizations (shells, beams and frames, plane stress, etc)
- 1 lesson on miscellaneous topics
- 1 lesson on steady and transient thermal analysis
Table of Contents
- Introduction to the Tutorials
- Finite Element Modeling with MECHANICA
- Solid Models (Part 1)
- Solid Models (Part 2)
- Plane Stress and Plane Strain Models
- Axisymmetric Solids and Shells
- Shell Models
- Beams and Frames
- Miscellaneous Topics
- Thermal Models
Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 Student Edition Software
Starting September 1st 2010 this book comes bundled with the Pro/Engineer Wildfire 5.0 Student Edition software. This is available for educational use only when ordered through a school bookstore or department.
The Pro/Engineer Wildfire 5.0 Student Edition software has a perpetual license. This software cannot be used for commercial purposes. Files created in the student version cannot be opened by the commercial version. However, files created with the commercial version can be opened in the student version.
If your students have questions about installing their software refer them to the instruction guide located on the installation DVD. If they continue to experience problems have them contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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