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# PRDE 2010 - Introduction to Simulation & Analysis

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: PRDE 1400  and ATMT 1950 ; or Consent of Advisor

(formerly PRDE 2916)

An introduction to CAD Simulation and Analysis operations used to model and/or analyze the effectiveness of potential solutions to design problems. This course includes 3D sketch applications, plane creation, application of kinematics and dynamics, and an introduction to Finite Element Analysis with related 3D CAD simulation software.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will: Develop alternative 3D CAD design solutions.

Objectives:

1. Using SolidWorks Simulation 3D CAD tools the Student will:
1. Apply logic and order to build model and assembly structure(s).
2. Create 3D solid models.
3. Apply feature constraints in model creation.
4. Develop 3D assemblies.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, the student will: Evaluate design solutions based on the ability to handle kinematic and dynamic load factors.

Objectives:

1. Using SolidWorks Dynamics Lab 3D CAD applications, the student will apply kinematic and dynamic properties to 3D Parts & Assemblies and:
1. Explain limitations of simulation/analysis techniques.
2. Use analytical and simulation tools to evaluate analyze 3D CAD model performance/capability.
3. Determine collision/clearance relationships.
4. Apply kinematics to CAD models/assemblies.
5. Define boundary conditions.
6. Determine linear, rotary and/or rotational movement among multiple components.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, the student will: Perform basic FEA analysis applying restraints and loads.

Objectives:

1. Using basic SolidWorks FEA CAD tools, the student will:
1. Explain limitations of FEA techniques.
2. Perform basic Finite Element Analysis for a 3D CAD part/assembly.
3. Define how forces impact product designs.
4. Calculate static/dynamic forces that impact performance of design solutions.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

1. Course orientation.
2. Advanced 3D sketch creation Particle Kinematics-Particle Dynamics Force & Acceleration
3. Particle Dynamics Work & Energy-Particle Dynamics Impulse & Momentum
4. Curvilinear motion, Gear train analysis
5. Multi body dynamic analysis
6. Introduction to Engineering Finite Element Analysis
7. Static Analysis of a plate Linear Static analysis with Solid Elements
8. Static Analysis of an L-bracket Stress singularities
9. Static and Frequency analysis pipe support Use of Shell Elements
10. Static Analysis of a Link Symmetry Boundary Conditions
11. Frequency analysis of a tuning fork and plastic part Frequency Analysis with & without supports
12. Frequency analysis of a tuning fork and plastic part Rigid body modes Symmetric and anti-symmetric modes
13. Thermal analysis of a pipe connector Steady State thermal Analysis
14. Thermal analysis of a heat sink Analysis of an Assembly
15. Buckling analysis of an I-beam Buckling analysis
16. Course Review

Primary Faculty
Buhalis, Harry
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Dean
Hutchison, Donald

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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