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

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Chapter 14

DP12 – Assembly Analysis with built-in welds

Structural Validation of Trailer Chassis

(Design Problem courtesy of Wright Resolutions Ltd)

Key Features Introduced in this Design Problem

Key features
1 Automatic bonded contacts – welded fabricated structure analysis
2 Multiple loads
3 Planar X,Y,Z stress plots
4 Interpretation of results with stress singularities present

Introduction

Wright Resolutions Ltd is a design consultancy specializing in agricultural cultivation and crop establishment machinery. Current clients include a number of well-known UK and European agricultural machinery manufacturers.

As part of a project to design a new concept for a trailer chassis, it was necessary to determine the loadings on and strength/deflections ...

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