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Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Simulation 2011, 2nd Edition by Wasim Younis

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Chapter 3

DP2 – Size a Jack

New Mechanism Design for an Existing Bridge

(Design Problem courtesy of British Waterways)

Joints Introduced/Covered in this Design Problem

Joints Joint creation process
1 Revolution Manually converted
2 Cylindrical Manually converted
3 Rolling: cylinder on plane Manually created
4 2D Contact Manually created

Key Features and Workflows Introduced in this Design Problem

Key features/workflows
1 Mechanism Status and degree of mobility
2 Locking degrees of freedom
3 Imposed motion – constant translational velocity

Introduction

The types and sizes of bridge on Britain's canals are almost as numerous as the bridges themselves, and many are manually operated. A typical example shown below is opened by pulling ...

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