Analysis and Simulation Features in MBD by Dr. Andreas Vlahinos

Structural, stress, and tolerance analysis simulations for products are an essential piece of producing a quality design. Connecting these analyses with the native CAD model and semantic product and manufacturing information (PMI), that is, digitally associated dimensions and tolerances, is important for automating these essential analyses. Dr. Andreas Vlahinos of Advanced Engineering Solutions is an expert in advanced engineering analysis techniques required to meet complex design requirements. He will present methods for incorporating analysis and simulation features into MBD and the native CAD model at the 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress (3D CIC), being held in Golden, Colorado on October 25 & 26, 2016.

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Presentation Title: Incorporating Analysis and Simulation into MBD

Abstract: Analysis and simulation features for Model-Based Definition (MBD) will be presented along with discussion on geometry, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), and product and manufacturing information (PMI). Leveraging digitally associated PMI to incorporate the following analysis and simulation features for defense industry applications will be presented:

  • Mass properties and center of gravity locations
  • Sigma quality levels of tolerance analysis
  • Safety factors for stress analyses
  • Natural frequencies
  • Mesh controls
  • Loading conditions

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Bio: Dr. Andreas Vlahinos is a Principal of Advanced Engineering Solutions, LLC. Dr. Vlahinos has concentrated on rapid new product development. He has been instrumental in rapid product development through the implementation of Design For Six Sigma (DFSS) and Computer Aided Concurrent Engineering for several government agencies such as NASA, NREL, Sandia, and DOE, and industry partners such as IBM, Coors, Lockheed Martin, Alcoa, Allison Engine Comp., Solar Turbines, Ball, Futech, American Standard, Kohler, Varian, Stewart & Stevenson, Harris Corp., General Dynamics, TDM, PTC, MDI, Ford Motor Company, Rockwell Collins, BIC, BAE, XEROX, United Launch Alliance, SpaceX, Woodward Inc., Gichner Shelter Systems, Navistar Defense, Lincoln Composites, Advanced Composite Products & Technology, Inc., and Toyota, as well as several others.

Dr. Vlahinos has been Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Colorado, teaching courses in Structural Mechanics and Computer Aided Structural Engineering. Several times, he received the Professor of the Year Award, and he has published over 150 publications in areas of structural dynamics, design optimization, and DFSS. He has received the R&D 100 Award and several patents. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Georgia Institute of Technology. Finally, he is regularly invited as a keynote speaker on a variety of subjects (Innovation, Rapid New Product Development, DFSS, Internet of Things) at international conferences.

More about 3D CIC:

The 2016 theme for the 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress is Commercial Applications of Model-Based Business Process, focused on real commercial users sharing their MBD/MBE journeys and experiences. Join Action Engineering at 3D CIC in Golden, Colorado on October 25 & 26, 2016. Click here to learn more about and register for 3D CIC.

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