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Autodesk Inventor 2023 Cookbook

By : Alexander Bordino
Book Image

Autodesk Inventor 2023 Cookbook

By: Alexander Bordino

Overview of this book

Autodesk Inventor is an industry-leading, computer-aided design application for 3D mechanical design, simulation, visualization, and documentation. This book will help to bridge the gap between the fundamentals of this software and the more advanced features, workflows, and environments it has to offer. Using cookbook-style recipes, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding and practical experience in creating dynamic 3D parts, assemblies, and complete designs. You’ll also explore a variety of topics, including automation and parametric techniques, collaboration tools, creating sheet metal designs, and design accelerators such as frame generators. As you progress, the chapters will guide you through surface modeling tools, advanced assembly, and simplification tools, along with covering iLogic, Finite Element Analysis, and more. By the end of this book, you’ll not only be able to use the advanced functionality within Autodesk Inventor but also have the practical experience you need to deploy specific techniques in your own projects and workflows.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Performing stress analysis on bolted connections

In this recipe, you will learn how to apply a stress analysis study on a typical bolted connection, to verify a bolted connection calculation for the given scenario.

The scenario is that we have two plates of 20 mm-thick 405 stainless steel, joining with a 90 mm contact overlap. A force of 15 Kn is applied in each direction away from the bolt. Using Bolted Connection Strength Calculator, we will first determine the current results with one bolt and determine what the present safety factor is.

Then, we will use Bolted Connection Strength Calculator to recommend several bolted connections to apply, to achieve a factor of safety of above 2.5 with an allowable bolt thread pressure of 20 MPa. Once complete, we will update the assembly to contain the new additional bolted connections, and then test this calculation with an FEA study.

This will involve incorporating a new concept of stress analysis connections within an Inventor assembly...