Mechanical Engineering



Mechanical Engineering:

Mechanical Engineering is the discipline that applies engineering, physics, and materials science principles to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the design, production, and operation of machinery. It is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines. The mechanical engineering field requires an understanding of core areas including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, and electricity. In addition to these core principles, mechanical engineers use tools such as computer-aided design .

(CAD), and product life cycle management to design and analyze manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heating and cooling systems, transport systems, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices, weapons etc... CADD GRAFIX, pioneered in provide training on various combination of software products such as AutoCAD 2D/3D, CREO, CATIA, NX CAD CAM (Unigraphics), Solidworks, ANSYS workbench, Hypermesh through foundation, Diploma, Professional Diploma, and Master Diploma programs.

AutoCAD 2D/3D :

What is AutoCAD?

AutoCAD is one of the leading software packages developed for producing 2D/3D dimensional Computer Aided Designs. AutoCAD is designed to produce accurate drawing with ease, offering the user flexibility to transform and present drawings instantaneously. Course is tailored to learners with little or no previous knowledge of CAD. This foundation course is structured to introduce learners to the AutoCAD program and develop their skills to an intermediate level.

Topics covered:

This course focuses on the interface of AutoCAD, The Advanced Drawing & Editing Commands, Blocks and XREFs, Mastering Dimension Styles, and the Use of Viewports, Dimensioning, and The Importance of Accuracy, complex scaling and presentation tools- used in many CAD-Based environments. Learn many time-saving-techniques and gain the upper hand when designing complex drawings.

How is the course delivered?

Our highly experienced instructors will guide you, step-by-step, through the key techniques you need to learn to use the application effectively. Our AutoCAD courses have been developed by CAD professionals to teach you in the most efficient way. They have been attended by many hundreds of delegates over 10 years. Our overall approval rating for AutoCAD training in feedback provided anonymously exceeds 90%.The course is delivered at one of our Centers and has been structured to give you the most flexible training available. Tutorial books are issued so that you can work at your own pace. Forget class-room environments where everyone needs to be on the same page, as you will be able to re-tread over past exercises until you are confident in your abilities.

CATIA

Application:

CATIA is a multi-platform software suite for computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer-aided engineering (CAE), PLM and 3D software. CATIA supports multiple stages of product development including conceptualization, design (CAD), engineering (CAE) and manufacturing (CAM). CATIA facilitates collaborative engineering across disciplines around its 3DEXPERIENCE platform, including surfacing & shape design, electrical, fluid and electronic systems design, mechanical engineering and systems engineering. CATIA enables the creation of 3D parts, from 3D sketches, sheet metal, composites, and molded, forged or tooling parts up to the definition of mechanical assemblies. the software provides advanced technologies for mechanical surfacing & BIW. It provides tools to complete product definition, including functional tolerances as well as kinematics definition. CATIA provides a wide range of applications for tooling design, for both generic tooling and mold & die.

Design:

CATIA offers a solution to shape design, styling, surfacing workflow and visualization to create, modify and validate complex innovative shapes from industrial design to Class-A surfacing with the ICEM surfacing technologies. CATIA supports multiple stages of product design whether started from scratch or from 2D sketches .

Aerospace Engineering:

Owing to an unprecedented growth of air traffic and emergence of new sets of users, there is a constant need to design new aircraft models and passenger aircraft. Designers need conceptual creativity skills and strong background in aerodynamic, structural and propulsive technologies. Also as the introduction of software tools has drastically changed the aircraft development scene, designers need to acquire skills to use software in aircraft sizing, performance analysis, weight and cost prediction, among others.

Automotive Design engineering

Many automotive companies use CATIA to varying degrees, including BMW, Porsche, McLaren Automotive, Chrysler, Honda, Audi, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen, SEAT, Škoda, Bentley Motors Limited, Volvo, Fiat, Benteler International, PSA Peugeot Citroën Renault,Toyota, Ford, Scania, Hyundai, Tesla Motors, Rolls-Royce Motors, Valmet Automotive, Proton, Elba, Tata motors and Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. Goodyear uses it in making tires for automotive and aerospace and also uses a customized CATIA for its design and development. Many automotive companies use CATIA for car structures – door beams, IP supports, bumper beams, roof rails, side rails, body components because of CATIA's capabilities in Computer representation of surfaces. Bombardier Transportation of Canada is using this software to design its entire fleet of Train engines and coaches. Webasto uses CATIA to design its roof.

Shipbuilding

Dassault Systèmes has serving shipbuilders with CATIA V5 release 8, which includes special features useful to shipbuilders. GD Electric Boat used CATIA to design the latest fast attack submarine class for the United States Navy, the Virginia class. Newport News Shipbuilding also used CATIA to design the Gerald R. Ford class of super carriers for the US Navy. In 2004, it has been adopted by the Beneteau Group for development of new sailing and leisure motor boats.

Industrial equipment designing :

CATIA has a strong presence in the Industrial Equipment industry. Industrial Manufacturing machinery companies like Schuler and Metso use CATIA, as do heavy mobile machinery and equipment companies like Claas, and also various industrial equipment product companies like Alstom Power and ABB Group. Michelin is also using CATIA for its production

• The Boeing Company used CATIA V5 to develop its 777 airliner and used CATIA V5 for the 787 series aircraft. They have employed the full range of Dassault Systèmes' 3D PLM products – CATIA, DELMIA, and ENOVIA LCA – supplemented by Boeing-developed applications.

• The development of the Indian Light Combat Aircraft has used CATIA V5.
• Chinese Xian JH-7A was the first aircraft developed by CATIA V5 when the design was completed on September 26,2000.
• European aerospace Airbus is also using CATIA.
• Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier Aerospace has done all of its aircraft design on CATIA V5.
• BAE Systems uses CATIA.
• The Brazilian aircraft company Embraer uses CATIA V4 and V5 to build all airplanes.
• FNSS is using CATIA V5 and V6.
• Vought Aircraft Industries uses CATIA V4 and V5 to produce its parts.
• The Anglo/Italian Helicopter company AgustaWestland uses CATIA V4 and V5 to design their full range of aircraft.
• All subsidiaries of the French company Safran use CATIA for a full range of aerospace, defence and security products.

CREO or Pro-Engineering

Creo Elements/Pro can be used to create a complete 3D digital model of manufactured goods. The models consist of 2D and 3D solid model data which can also be used downstream in finite element analysis, rapid prototyping, tooling design, and CNC manufacturing. All data are associative and interchangeable between the CAD, CAE and CAM modules without conversion. A product and its entire bill of materials (BOM) can be modeled accurately with fully associative engineering drawings, and revision control information. The associativity functionality in Creo Elements/Pro enables users to make changes in the design at any time during the product development process and automatically update downstream deliverables. This capability enables concurrent engineering – design, analysis and manufacturing engineers working in parallel – and streamlines product development processes.

Product Design

Creo Elements/Pro offers a range of tools to enable the generation of a complete digital representation of the product being designed. In addition to the general geometry tools there is also the ability to generate geometry of other integrated design disciplines such as industrial and standard pipe work and complete wiring definitions. Tools are also available to support collaborative development.
A number of concept design tools that provide up-front Industrial Design concepts can then be used in the downstream process of engineering the product. These range from conceptual Industrial design sketches, reverse engineering with point cloud data and comprehensive free-form surface.

Analysis

Creo Elements/Pro has numerous analysis tools available and covers thermal, static, dynamic and fatigue finite element analysis along with other tools all designed to help with the development of the product. These tools include human factors, manufacturing tolerance, mould flow and design optimization. The design optimization can be used at a geometry level to obtain the optimum design dimensions and in conjunction with the finite element analysis.

Surface Modeling

Creo has a good surface modeling capabilities also. Using commands like Boundary blend and Sweep we can create surface models. Advance options like Style (Interactive Surface Design Extension - ISDX) and Freestyle [6] provide more capabilities to designer to create complicated models with ease.

Manufacturing

By using the fundamental abilities of the software with regards to the single data source principle, it provides a rich set of tools in the manufacturing environment in the form of tooling design and simulated CNC machining and output. Tooling options cover specialty tools for molding, die-casting and progressive tooling design.

NX CAD (Unigraphics)

NX CAD CAM, formerly known as NX Unigraphics or usually just UNIGRAPHICS, is an advanced high end CAD/CAM/CAE software package originally developed by Unigraphics. NX provides seamless integration that enables you to process information and changes rapidly across all development disciplines. Siemens NX provides a common platform for product development with advanced solutions not only for designing, but for simulation and manufacturing as well. It is used, among other tasks, for:

• Design (parametric and direct solid/surface modelling)
• Engineering analysis (static; dynamic; electro-magnetic; thermal, using the finite element method; and fluid, using the finite volume method).
• Manufacturing finished design by using included machining modules.
• Advanced conceptual designing, 3D modelling and documentation
• Multidiscipline simulation for structural, motion, thermal, flow, multiphysics and optimization applications
• Complete part manufacturing solutions for tooling, machining and quality inspection

Siemens NX is used in all manufacturing segments like Automotive, Industrial Machinery, Power and Energy, Consumer Goods etc and also in companies that provide CAD services and CAE services like industrial design & styling, package design, mechanical design, electromechanical systems design, mechanical simulation, electromechanical simulation, tooling & fixture design, machining and engineering process management.

SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS solutions cover all aspects of your product development process with a seamless, integrated workflow design, verification, sustainable design, communication and data management. The intuitive design interface and integrated software work together and give you the freedom to focus on innovation, thus giving you the possibility to span multiple disciplines with ease.

With SOLIDWORKS, companies can shorten the design cycle, increase productivity and deliver innovative products to market faster.

Primary Features and advantages:

3D CAD

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD solutions enable you and your team to focus on design and quickly transform new ideas into great products.

Visualization

Design and market products faster by turning imagination into reality through impactful content and experiences with SOLIDWORKS Visualization

Simulation

Subject your designs to real-world conditions and raise the quality of your products while reducing your costs for live prototypes and testing.

Product Data Management

SSOLIDWORKS PDM enables you to easily find and repurpose files, parts and drawings, share design information, automate workflows and ensure manufacturing always has the right version.

Technical Communication

Effectively communicate complex product details by leveraging existing 3D CAD data across your organization to create polished content and animations for your designs.

Electrical Design

Combine the electrical schematic functionality of SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic with the 3D modeling capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D - all in one powerful, easy-to-use package.

3DEXPERIENCE

Powered by 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE provides a Conceptual, Instinctive, Social, and Connected development experience that gives you the freedom to design and collaborate the way you want.

ANSYS Mechanical

ANSYS is a general purpose software, used to simulate interactions of all disciplines of physics, structural, vibration, fluid dynamics, heat transfer and electromagnetic for engineers. NSYS, which enables to simulate tests or working conditions, enables to test in virtual environment before manufacturing prototypes of products. Furthermore, determining and improving weak points, computing life and foreseeing probable problems are possible by 3D simulations in virtual environment.

ANSYS Workbench

ANSYS Workbench is the framework upon which the industry’s broadest and deepest suite of advanced engineering simulation technology is built. An innovative project schematic view ties together the entire simulation process, guiding the user through even complex multiphysics analyses with drag-and-drop simplicity. With bi-directional CAD connectivity, the power of ANSYS Workbench comes from ANSYS solver algorithms with years of experience. Furthermore, the object of ANSYS Workbench is verification and improving of the product in virtual environment .

ANSYS Mechanical

ANSYS Mechanical is a finite element analysis (FEA) tool for structural analysis, including linear, nonlinear and dynamic studies. This computer simulation product provides finite elements to model behavior, and supports material models and equation solvers for a wide range of mechanical design problems. ANSYS Mechanical also includes thermal analysis and coupled-physics capabilities involving acoustics, piezoelectric, thermal–structural and thermo-electric analysis

Hypermesh

HyperMesh is a market-leading, multi-disciplinary finite element pre-processor which manages the generation of the largest, most complex models, starting with the import of a CAD geometry to exporting ready-to-run solver file. ... The ability to generate high quality mesh quickly is one of HyperMesh's core competencies. The advanced geometry and meshing capabilities provide an environment for rapid model generation. The ability to generate high quality mesh quickly is one of HyperMesh’s core competencies. Industry trends show a migration to modular sub-system design and continued exploration of new materials; HyperMesh has advanced model assembly tools capable of supporting complex sub-system generation and assembly, in addition, modeling of laminate composites is supported by advanced creation, editing and visualization tools. Design change is made possible via mesh morphing and geometry dimensioning. HyperMesh is a solver neutral environment that also has an extensive API which allows for advanced levels customization.

HVAC

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort. Its goal is to provide thermal comfort and acceptable indoor air quality. HVAC system design is a sub-discipline of mechanical engineering, based on the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. HVAC is an important part of residential structures such as single family homes, apartment buildings, hotels and senior living facilities, medium to large industrial and office buildings such as skyscrapers and hospitals, onboard vessels, and in marine environments, where safe and healthy building conditions are regulated with respect to temperature and humidity, using fresh air from outdoors.

HVAC technology combines a variety of topics: from general communication standards in building technologies, the role hydraulics plays in heating and cooling, room automation, lighting and shading technologies to the functionality of sensors and their proper installation and adjustment. We consolidate knowledge for technology buffs and experts alike and provide useful content from a variety of sources.

Introduction to building automation / HVAC technology

• Learn about buildings physical principles, heating and hydraulic systems, ventilation and air conditioning, measuring.
• Control technology
• Control of heating plants
• Hydraulics in building systems

Communication in building automation

• The communication protocol BACnet was specially developed for the requirements of buildings. It is suited for both the automation and the management level. The emphasis is placed on building automation with a view to HVAC plants, fire control panels, intrusion detection and access control systems.

Measure technology

• Learn how to measure response, tolerance and errors. Find help at defining variables for HVAC, at the placement and installation of sensors and for planning measurement.
• Psychometric chart - structure and application

Understand heating & cooling technologies

• Demand-controlled ventilation
• Control of ventilation and air conditioning plants
• Heat recovery in the refrigeration cycle
• Refrigeration technology
• Modulation capacity control in the refrigeration cycle

Valves & actuators

• This 3D animation tool to learn about functions of magnetic actuators, for valve demonstration, valve electronics and further features. Click here to download and extract the ZIP before opening the Flash file.
• Refrigeration VASP: No need to think about selection of refrigerant valves again. This excel program makes your life easier