Welcome to the Autodesk Simulation Workshop

Computer-Aided-Engineering (CAE) software tools are essential components of the modern design process. These tools improve engineers’ productivity and increase their ability to solve complex problems. The objective of the Autodesk Simulation Workshop is to increase the fundamental students’ and practicing engineers’ understanding of how these tools work. We believe this educational process will result in more knowledgeable users and enhanced benefits for industry through the application of these tools. Each section includes modules that address the theory, numerical methods, and application of engineering concepts within the context of Autodesk simulation and analysis programs.

Instructors: You may integrate all of the modules in each section into your curriculum, or you may choose only certain modules from select sections. Each concept is presented in an easily digestible bite-sized nugget, so YOU are in control of which materials will help enhance your courses. Also, we are sincerely interested in feedback and potential participation in a focus group to discuss enhancements and additional content for this or other modules. If you are a current faculty at a post-secondary institution and are interested in participating, please fill out this form.

Students: Build your Simulation knowledge and learn faster, better and smarter. Even though this workshop is designed for instructor use, get a jump on your classmates and check it out first! Share it with your peers and instructors to use in class.

For general information, please contact Dan Banach.
For technical and content information, please contact Thom Tremblay.

  • Section 1: Working with Imported Geometry

    This section contains 8 modules showing how to import and manipulate CAD geometry and material data necessary to perform Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and covers techniques to optimize results and avoid common pitfalls.
  • Section 2: Linear Material Analysis

    This section contains 9 modules presenting the theory, numerical methods, and modeling techniques used to analyze mechanical systems made from linear elastic materials. These modules cover static and dynamic problems and failure modes.
  • Section 3: Nonlinear Material Analysis

    This section contains 6 modules on the theory, numerical methods, and modeling techniques used to analyze mechanical systems containing nonlinear materials. Elastic-plastic, hyperelastic, and viscoelastic materials are covered in both static and dynamic load environments.
  • Section 4: Dynamic Simulation

    This section contains 8 modules on the theory, numerical methods, and modeling techniques used to analyze systems of rigid bodies undergoing dynamic motion. Kinematic and dynamic analysis methods, damping, and friction are covered.
  • Section 5: Fluid Flow

    This section contains 5 modules on the theory, numerical methods, and modeling techniques used to analyze fluid flow problems. Types of boundary conditions and analysis methods for steady and unsteady flow are presented along with practical examples.
  • Section 6: Thermal Analysis

    This section contains 6 modules on the theory, numerical methods, and modeling techniques used to analyze heat transfer problems for conduction, convection and radiation. Boundary conditions and analysis methods for steady and unsteady analyses are presented along with practical examples.