Virtual Product Development using FEA, MBD, CFD and MATLAB

Virtual Product Development using FEA MBD CFD MATLAB

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Introduction

In this program, you will learn the following 4 courses.

1. Structural Analysis
2. Multi-body Dynamics
3. Flow Simulation
4. MATLAB

 

A basic package to get anybody initially into product development. Designing and analysis are part of the product development process. This course briefly introduces the student to that. Not much theory is covered in the courses. More on the tool aspect is done

Few points on ADAS
1. In MBD, the stages in the Software development life cycle have been covered
2. MIL
3.SIL (using embedded coder)
4. Significance of Simulink Data dictionary
5.Insight about unit, system, Integration testing

On Autosar
1. MAAB guidelines
2. Verification and validation(MIL, Sil using embedded coder)
3. Communication protocols (CAN and Flex ray)
4. Converting MBD compliant model to AUTOSAR compliant model
5.Safety Standards ISO26262


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Virtual Product Development using FEA, MBD, CFD and MATLAB

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Structural Analysis SYLLABUS

1Introduction to FEA Analysis

You will be introduced to the concept of FEA, and the fundamentals of the stress-strain graph. You will be taught the various types of FEA analysis, and the different processes in performing an analysis. You will also learn about linear and non-linear simulations. 


  • You will be introduced to different types of FEA analysis
  • You will understand the types and effects FEA analysis will have on the same model


2FEA Analysis on a Uniformly Loaded Cantilever Beam

In this module, you will learn how to perform a 1D/2D/3D analysis on a cantilever beam. You will design the model and understand how to do the static analysis. You will be taught how to perform a design study. Finally, you will learn how to compare the results in the SOLIDWORKS. 


  • You will learn how to perform analysis on a cantilever beam
  • You will learn the different conditions and settings to replicate the model within the software 
  • You will perform 1D,2D, and 3D analyses on the same model and you will compare the results
  • You will then run the simulation through a post-processor to return the results

3Buckling Analysis of a Cyclonic Separator Stand

You will be trained in how to import a neutral file and clean up the geometry for the structural analysis following which you will be introduced to the concept of buckling analysis. 


  • You will be Introduced to buckling analysis in SOLIDWORKS
  • You will understand how to increase the factor of safety of the model

4Fatigue Analysis on an S-hook

In this module, you will learn about the fatigue analysis and the effect of the S-N curve. You will learn the types of loading available for the fatigue analysis. You will learn how to import the results of the static analysis to the fatigue analysis and how to create an animation from the results. 


  • You will be introduced to fatigue analysis in SOLIDWORKS
  • You will understand the speed and torque variation

5Drop Test

In this module, you will learn about the requirements for doing a drop test in a PCB board and plot the results. 


  • You will learn how to perform a drop test on a model
  • You will understand the various factors that affect the drop test
  • You will post-process the simulation and identify the results


6Frequency Analysis

In this module, you will learn the concepts of the vibration and the modes of vibration. You will learn about the types of solvers available in SOLIDWORKS for the frequency analysis and how to perform the frequency analysis in SOLIDWORKS.


  • You will have a brief introduction to frequency analysis in SOLIDWORKS
  • You will figure out the different mode shapes of a rectangular beam using frequency analysis
  • You will learn how to perform frequency analysis using a PCB 


Projects Overview

Design Beams

Highlights

You will design three different types of beams based on the drawing. A static analysis will be carried out to determine the best of the three based on the given boundary condition. You will interpret why the beam is best.

 

  • Model 3 different types of beams in SOLIDWORKS
  • Beams are subjected to bending under give load condition
  • Post-process the results and suggest the best one

 

 

Buckling Analysis

Highlights

You will do the buckling analysis for the cyclonic separator stand to determine the stress, deformation, and the buckling factor of safety. Then a stiffener will be added to the stand and the design study is carried out to find the best location for the stiffener based on the buckling factor of safety. 

 

  • The stand of a cyclonic separator is subjected to a buckling analysis
  • An additional member is added to the stand and analyzed
  • The buckling factor of safety is calculated and the design study is carried out to achieve the better buckling factor of safety

 

Static Analysis

Highlights

    Static structural analysis is carried out to determine the stress concentration of a plate with a single hole and three holes.

    • Static Analysis is performed on plates with holes
    • Two different models are used here
    • The model is solved to obtain Stress, strain, and displacement

    Frequency Analysis

    Highlights

    A rotating shaft is subjected to frequency analysis and the resonance frequency is determined. 

    • Frequency analysis is performed on a rotating shaft by providing appropriate fixtures
    • The critical frequencies of the shaft are found out

    Multi-Body Dynamics Simulation SYLLABUS

    1Design and MBD Simulation on Geneva Mechanism

    You will be introduced to motion study in SOLIDWORKS. You will learn the concepts of the Geneva mechanism and their types. You will also learn how to model and assemble the external Geneva mechanism, and how to perform a motion study on it. You will learn how to plot the contact force between the parts. 

     

     

    In this module, you will study the following, 

     
    • Understanding the basics of modelling and assembling in SOLIDWORKS
    • Pre-processing the model for the motion analysis and running a simulation
    • Post-processing the simulation to get the results as plots
     

    2Design and MBD Simulation on a Machine Vice

    You will be introduced to the machine vice and will learn to model and assemble the machine vice. You will learn about screw mates and how to perform motion studies on it. 

     

    These are the things you will learn in this module, 

     
    • Introduction to the screw mate
    • Tracing the displacement of the movable jaw

    3Design and MBD Simulation on Planetary Gear Train

    You will learn the concepts of the planetary gear train and gear terminology. You will learn how to import the standards gears in SOLIDWORKS to do the motion study. 

    These are the topics that be covered in this module, 

    • Learning the basic gear terminology to model a gear
    • Understanding the speed and torque variation
    • Learning about the application of gear mate

    4Design and MBD simulation on IC engine Piston Assembly

    You will learn about the concepts of the IC engine piston kinematics and you will learn how to design and do the motion study. 

     

     

    You will study the following in this module, 

     
    • Understanding the effect of wrist pin offset in the piston displacement.
    • Assigning the material to the parts

    5Design and MBD simulation on IC Engine Valve Train

    You will learn to model the IC engine valve train. You will learn the effect of spring in the valve train. You will learn how to calculate the cam lift and will design the cam based on it. 

     

    These are the topics you will study in this module, 

     
    • Understanding the application of the CAM
    • Performing a calculation to model the CAM as per the valve lift specifications.
    • Studying about the damping coefficient and the free length of spring


    Projects Overview

    Geneva Mechanism

    Highlights

      You will design the Internal Geneva Mechanism from the given drawing using SOLIDWORKS. You will then assemble them from the understanding of the internal geneva mechanism concept by following the given steps,

      • You will perform the motion study by providing motion to the Geneva driver wheel
      • You will perform the motion study by enabling the precise contact and will interpret the results by comparing with the results from the general motion study
      • You will plot the contact force between the parts



      Gear Train

      Highlights

        Standard gear models will be imported to meet the given requirements of gear ratio and will be assembled. Based on the gear dimensions a carrier will be modeled to assemble the gears over it.

        • You will perform the motion study without the use of gear mates in three cases
        • You will plot contact forces between gear
        • You will also plot angular velocity graphs



        Piston Assembly

        Highlights

          You will model IC engine piston assembly with-in SOLIDWORKS. While performing the motion you will study the effect of the wrist pin offset and it will be analyzed.

          • Understanding the effect of wrist pin offset in the piston displacement
          • Assigning the material to the parts


          Valve Train

          Highlights

          You will design and assemble IC engine valve trains within SOLIDWORKS. You will undertake CAM lift calculation and from the result the cam will be designed to get the required lift. 

          • Understanding the application of the CAM
          • Performing a calculation to model the CAM as per the valve lift specifications.
          • Learning the damping coefficient and the free length of spring 


          Flow Simulation SYLLABUS

          1Introduction to CFD and SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation:

          Introduction to the concepts of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

          2Steady-state Simulation of a Pipe Flow

          You will learn to model simple geometry using SOLIDWORKS. You will also learn how to set up a fluid study in SOLIDWORKS, and understand necessary boundary conditions, along with the initial conditions to run the simulation. In this module, you will learn how to change the mesh settings as well. 


          You will be trained in the following. 

          • Simulating flow through a pipe is a classical CFD problem. It offers insight into the various inputs that go into running a CFD simulation.
          • Introduction to parametric studies and grid dependency test.
          • Understand the concepts of global maxima and global minima. 

          3Transient Flow Simulation of Flow over a Cylinder

          You will be introduced to the concepts of external simulation and transient analysis. You will be learning how to calculate the total flow time and output time step.

          4Flow Over an Airfoil

          You will learn about how to import the NACA airfoil data into SOLIDWORKS to create airfoil geometry. 

          You will also learn how to, 
          • Simulate the flow over a 2D NACA airfoil
          • Calculate the drag and lift forces for the various angles of attacks.

          5Flow over an IC Engine Valve

          You will be learning the effect of the valve lifts over the mass flow rate. You will learn how to create flow trajectories. 

          And perform the following calculations, 
          • Perform transient analysis at different valve lifts
          • Create a plot of lift vs mass flow rate

          6 Flow-through a Simple Centrifugal Pump

          In this module, you will be introduced to the concept of moving reference frame while also learning about the rotating body feature in SOLIDWORKS.

          You will perform the following projects within this module, 

          • Using the MRF approach to simulate flow through a Centrifugal pump
          • Plotting a pump performance curve


          Projects Overview

          Pipe

          Highlights

          You will calculate the velocity based on the Reynolds number. Internal flow simulation will be carried out with varying Reynolds number and you will understand the effect of the fully developed flow. 
          The steps involved in this project are, 
          • Create a simple pipe model and make it as a watertight geometry to carry out the internal simulation. 
          • The parametric study will be carried out with varying Reynolds number and a line probe is plotted to analyze the fluid flow. 
          • Velocity profiles will be normalized using the line probe.

          Cylinder

          Highlights

          You will set up a transient simulation by calculating the total analysis time and the output time. The steps involved are, 
          • The simulation will be carried out for varying Reynolds numbers from the laminar to the turbulent region. 
          • Based on the velocity and pressure plot, an animation will be designed.
           

          Airfoil

          Highlights

          NACA airfoil data will be imported along with this a solid geometry will be constructed. The external simulation will be carried out at varying angles of attack to find the lift and the drag forces. 
          The steps involved in these projects are, 
          • Analyze the air-flow over a NACA 0017 airfoil
          • Compare the lift and drag force for varying angle of attacks
          • Plot the velocity and the pressure plot.
           

          Flow bench

          Highlights

          A simple IC engine flow bench geometry will be designed with an inlet valve. The position of the valve is opened parametrically and flow analysis will be performed. 

          The following steps are involved in this project, 

          • A parametric study will be carried out to determine the best grid size. 
          • The position of the valve is changed using dimensional constraints in the parametric study. 
          • The effect of the valve lift over the mass flow rate is analyzed.

          Centrifugal pump

          Highlights

          Simple Centrifugal geometry is designed to perform the internal flow simulation using the following steps, 

          • MRF approach is used for the centrifugal pump analysis. 
          • The pressure ratio between the inlet and outlet is plotted.

          Computer Programming Using MATLAB SYLLABUS

          1Introduction to MATLAB

          You will be introduced to MATLAB and you will be taught the basics of MATLAB by using a top-down approach. That is, you will start directly by solving problems and stop in the required places to learn about the fundamentals of programming.

          • You will learn the MATLAB syntax and the various commands used in it.
          • You will understand the methods and the ways to use the commands in different scenarios.
          • You will learn to manipulate your own calculations and comparisons
          • You will learn about the use of arrays.
          • You will learn about the Functions used along with plotting, creating movies, creating figures etc

          2Forward Kinematics Simulator

          In this module, you will write programs to simulate a 2R Robotic Arm Manipulator
          • You will animate the manipulator motion using ImageMagick.
          • Here you will learn about the simulation part
          • And you will learn how to create a movie clip along with the spatial motions of Robotic arm
          • You will learn how the FOR loop plays a role in the programming
          • And how the “hold on” command works
          • And about the arrays and linspace commands

          3Air Standard Cycle Simulator

          In this module, you will write code to simulate an Air Standard Cycle.


          • Your code will solve the piston kinematics equation to calculate the volume trace.
          • Your code will create PV diagrams for different operating conditions.
          • You will learn how to work on various thermodynamic relationships
          • You will learn about the pressure-volume variations.
          • And you will learn how the order of the program is significant
          • Functions can be cleared through this challenge
          • You will also learn about the plots, legends used in the graphs
          • Finally, you will learn about the piston kinematics

          4Vibrations and Dynamics

          Most mechanical engineering devices are dynamic in nature. Understanding the effect of forces on the product motion is of utmost importance. The equation of motions for these systems forms a set of Ordinary Differential Equations.
          • Implement BDF and FDF methods to solve ODEs
          • Learn about the real use of differential equations
          • How the differential equations connect to the real-world applications and how to solve those differential equations
          • You will learn about the ODE solvers, and also about the syntax of ODE’s, and also about various supplementary commands

          5Curve fitting and regression

          • An engineer needs to understand the dependence between system input and output. Curve-fits are a great tool to do this. In this module, you will learn how to perform curve fits with MATLAB.
          • Curve fits and regression are the part of Machine learning and Neural Networks
          • Curve fitting helps you to make a comparison study with the original ideal data set with the experimental one 
          • And you will learn about the polynomials and their best fits
          • You will learn about the PolyFit and PolyVal commands
          • You will know how to calculate the errors
          • You will learn about SSR, SSE, SST

          6Genetic Algorithm

          • Genetic Algorithm is a procedure to optimize multi-parameter systems. It is used to optimize different types of systems and processes.
          • You will learn about the optimization techniques used in industries
          • Genetic Algorithm is one of the optimization techniques used widely and you will learn how GA works
          • You can easily optimize their values using the Genetic Algorithm
          • You will know about the GA syntax and how to get the global maxima 
          • You will also learn about the options, they can include apart from the default one and also about the stalagmite functions and how it works.
          • And also about the population size, number of generations, fitness value, and termination of further generations


          Projects Overview

          File parsing

          Highlights

          • This will be your final project. You will write a code to read NASA-II polynomial file and calculate thermodynamic parameters.
          • You will know how to write and read a file
          • And you will learn about the parsing techniques
          • You will know how to use an external file to use inside the MATLAB for manipulations
          • You will learn the commands, load, write, read and fgetl(to get the lines)
          • And commands like strcomp and strsplit, this is for string manipulations
          • You will also learn about the loops and conditions

          SIMULATOR

          Highlights

          • This project will define the entire Rankine cycle calculations which can be done by using the Steam tables
          • So this project will cover all the topics learnt before and also helpful in calculations
          • In this project, the state points are found and the parameters are taken by loading the steam table 

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