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

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Chapter 19

DP16 – Frame Analysis Using Frame Generator Structures

Analysis of an Escalator Support Structure

(Design Problem courtesy of KONE plc)

Key Features Introduced in this Design Problem

Key features
1 Frames, created using Frame Generator, converted to beam elements
2 Tolerance settings – used to create rigid links automatically
3 Custom constraints and multiple forces
4 Beam diagram, detail, and scales

Introduction

KONE plc is the world's leading manufacturer of escalators and caters for various markets including retail, infrastructure, leisure, and offices. Retail markets include supermarkets and shopping malls, whereas the infrastructure market serves underground tubes, train stations, and airports. Kone supports its customers ...

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