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CATIA Design Portfolio

Abstract
This particular design portfolio is made for course EDSGN
497K that is instructed by Xinli Wu, Ph.D., P.E. The portfolio
includes some practice problems and exercises which were done
in the class periods, as well as two design projects.

Table of Contents
Title page -------------------------------------------------------------- 0
Abstract ---------------------------------------------------------------- 1
Course syllabus ----------------------------------------------------- 2-6
Practice problems and exercises ---------------------------------- 7-9
The mini-design project -----------------------------------------10-13
The final design project ---------------------------------------- 14-35
Summary and conclusions ---------------------------------------- 36

Course syllabus

Practice problems and exercises

Practice problems and exercises

10

The mini-design project

11

Image of the 3D solid Model generated with CATIA

Detail Drawing

12

Digital image of the prototype

13

(Generated by 3D printing)

The final design project

14

Project Description

Image of the 3D solid Model generated with CATIA

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16

17

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Drawings

19

20

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Finite element analysis report

Analysis chair
MESH:

Entity

Size

Nodes

5678

Elements

19720

ELEMENT TYPE:

Connectivity

Statistics

SPIDER

131 ( 0.66% )

TE4

19589 ( 99.34% )

ELEMENT QUALITY:

Criterion

Good

Poor

Bad

Worst

Average

Stretch

19589 ( 100.00% )

0 ( 0.00% )

0 ( 0.00% )

0.302

0.611

Aspect Ratio

17755 ( 90.64% )

1834 ( 9.36% )

0 ( 0.00% )

3.969

1.999

Materials.1

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Material

Walnut

Young's modulus

1.682e+006psi

Poisson's ratio

Density

609kg_m3

Coefficient of thermal expansion

0_Kdeg

Yield strength

0psi

Material

User Material.1 : Red Wood

Young's modulus

1.305e+006psi

Poisson's ratio

Density

512kg_m3

Coefficient of thermal expansion

0_Kdeg

Yield strength

0psi

Material

User Material.2 : Red Wood

Young's modulus

1.305e+006psi

Poisson's ratio

Density

512kg_m3

Coefficient of thermal expansion

0_Kdeg

Yield strength

0psi

Static Case
Boundary Conditions

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Figure 1

STRUCTURE Computation
Number of nodes
Number of elements
Number of D.O.F.
Number of Contact relations
Number of coefficients
Number of Kinematic relations

Linear tetrahedron
Contact join

RESTRAINT Computation

:
:
:
:
:
:

:
:

5678
19720
17034
131
364
0

19589
131

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Name: Restraints.1
Number of S.P.C : 108

LOAD Computation
Name: Loads.1
Applied load resultant :
Fx
Fy
Fz
Mx
My
Mz

=
=
=
=
=
=

1
1
-3
-3
8
-6

.
.
.
.
.
.

490e-013
460e-013
000e+002
033e+002
089e+001
423e-014

lbf
lbf
lbf
Nxm
Nxm
Nxm

STIFFNESS Computation
Number of lines
Number of coefficients
Number of blocks
Maximum number of coefficients per bloc
Total matrix size

:
:
:
:
:

17034
300855
1
300855
3 . 51

Mb

:
:
:
:

0
0
0
MPC

SINGULARITY Computation
Restraint: Restraints.1
Number of local singularities
Number of singularities in translation
Number of singularities in rotation
Generated constraint type

CONSTRAINT Computation
Restraint: Restraints.1
Number of constraints

108

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Number of coefficients
Number of factorized constraints
Number of coefficients
Number of deferred constraints

:
:
:
:

0
108
0
0

FACTORIZED Computation
Method
Number of factorized degrees
Number of supernodes
Number of overhead indices
Number of coefficients
Maximum front width
Maximum front size
Size of the factorized matrix (Mb)
Number of blocks
Number of Mflops for factorization
Number of Mflops for solve
Minimum relative pivot

:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:

SPARSE
16926
3231
128431
1421897
454
103285
10 . 8482
1
2 . 240e+002
5 . 772e+000
5 . 964e-010

Minimum and maximum pivot


Value

Dof

Node

x (mm)

y (mm)

z (mm)

1.6487e-001

Tx

5634

2.1000e+002

3.2000e+002

6.5563e+001

9.5769e+008

Tx

11

2.4000e+002

2.9000e+002

6.9000e+002

Value

Dof

Node

x (mm)

y (mm)

z (mm)

1.9303e-001

Tz

5633

2.1000e+002

3.2000e+002

4.3689e+001

2.4023e-001

Ty

5633

2.1000e+002

3.2000e+002

4.3689e+001

3.6785e-001

Tz

5632

2.1000e+002

3.2000e+002

2.1801e+001

3.9939e-001

Tx

5632

2.1000e+002

3.2000e+002

2.1801e+001

5.1073e+003

Ty

5631

2.2000e+002

3.1000e+002

3.2820e+002

1.6042e+004

Tz

5629

2.2000e+002

3.1000e+002

2.8444e+002

Minimum pivot

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3.8733e+004

Ty

5667

2.1000e+002

3.1000e+002

8.7450e+001

3.8733e+004

Ty

5678

2.1000e+002

3.1000e+002

3.2817e+002

3.8733e+004

Tz

5655

2.0000e+002

3.1000e+002

1.9689e+002

Translational pivot distribution


Value
10.E-1 --> 10.E0

2.9540e-002

10.E0 --> 10.E1

0.0000e+000

10.E1 --> 10.E2

0.0000e+000

10.E2 --> 10.E3

0.0000e+000

10.E3 --> 10.E4

5.9081e-003

10.E4 --> 10.E5

5.3173e-002

10.E5 --> 10.E6

1.7724e-002

10.E6 --> 10.E7

2.3632e-002

10.E7 --> 10.E8

1.9485e+001

10.E8 --> 10.E9

8.0385e+001

DIRECT METHOD Computation


Name: Static Case Solution.1
Restraint: Restraints.1
Load: Loads.1
Strain Energy : 2.587e-002 J
Contact analysis
(

Percentage

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Contact join
)

Contact
Element

Contact
Force
lbf

Initial
Clearance
mm

Final
Clearance
mm

19590

9.0882e-001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19591

2.8142e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19592

5.0801e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19593

2.4711e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19594

2.6790e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19595

9.7604e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19596

4.2747e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19597

9.3931e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19598

4.4726e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

1.1798e-004

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19599
19600

No Contact
2.8664e+000

19601

No Contact

0.0000e+000

1.6685e-004

19602

No Contact

0.0000e+000

1.2873e-004

19603

2.3361e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19604

2.4099e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

4.9993e-005

19605

No Contact

19606

1.1503e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19607

1.6798e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19608

2.0051e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

2.9800e-005

19609

No Contact

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19610

3.4356e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19611

3.0394e-001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19612

2.4528e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

1.2360e-005

19613

No Contact

19614

5.4887e-001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19615

4.0075e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19616

No Contact

0.0000e+000

1.2544e-004

19617

No Contact

0.0000e+000

2.8583e-004

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

2.3996e-004

19618
19619

4.0905e+000
No Contact

19620

2.7772e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19621

1.9474e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

1.9384e-004

19622

No Contact

19623

2.7442e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19624

2.9298e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19625

8.9305e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19626

2.4928e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19627

1.0019e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19628

4.6048e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19629

4.5080e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19630

9.9964e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19631

4.0039e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19632

4.3050e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19633

3.6025e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19634

No Contact

0.0000e+000

2.8228e-004

19635

No Contact

0.0000e+000

2.6333e-004

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19636
19637
19638
19639

No Contact
9.6591e-001
No Contact
3.2309e+000

0.0000e+000

1.8812e-004

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

1.6418e-004

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19640

No Contact

0.0000e+000

1.0207e-004

19641

No Contact

0.0000e+000

1.1908e-004

19642

1.5871e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19643

2.4521e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19644

No Contact

0.0000e+000

1.9930e-005

19645

No Contact

0.0000e+000

1.3543e-004

19646

3.9213e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19647

2.5040e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19648

3.1528e-001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19649

2.7305e-001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19650

1.2272e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

3.7151e-005

19651

No Contact

19652

1.7759e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19653

1.8656e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19654

3.4629e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

3.5940e-005

19655

No Contact

19656

9.5723e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19657

1.8276e+001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19658

1.2322e+001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19659

9.2529e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19660

8.2324e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19661

2.3739e+001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

30

19662

9.6136e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19663

1.3896e+001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19664

4.0195e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19665

8.5124e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

1.6269e-004

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

4.3852e-005

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19666
19667
19668
19669

No Contact
8.9036e+000
No Contact
1.3486e+000

19670

No Contact

0.0000e+000

2.5710e-004

19671

No Contact

0.0000e+000

1.3611e-004

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

3.5432e-004

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

6.9544e-005

19672
19673
19674
19675

1.0382e+001
No Contact
7.2270e+000
No Contact

19676

2.0635e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19677

7.5310e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19678

No Contact

0.0000e+000

2.1847e-004

19679

No Contact

0.0000e+000

5.1369e-005

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

4.0816e-004

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

5.2730e-004

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

2.5034e-004

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

3.8614e-004

19680
19681
19682
19683
19684
19685
19686
19687

9.4766e+000
No Contact
3.1684e+000
No Contact
1.2754e+001
No Contact
6.7204e+000
No Contact

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19688

8.4184e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19689

1.8309e+001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19690

2.3826e+001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19691

7.7589e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19692

1.0107e+001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19693

1.2717e+001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19694

3.2144e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19695

1.3500e+001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19696

1.0160e+001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19697

1.0493e+001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19698

No Contact

0.0000e+000

4.9807e-004

19699

No Contact

0.0000e+000

3.0933e-004

19700

1.6210e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19701

1.0406e+001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

5.9594e-004

19702

No Contact

19703

1.1508e+001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19704

8.0254e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19705

No Contact

0.0000e+000

7.3154e-005

19706

No Contact

0.0000e+000

3.8622e-004

19707

2.5945e-001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19708

1.5705e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19709

1.7986e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19710

1.0536e+001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19711

6.8364e-001

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19712

No Contact

0.0000e+000

3.2541e-005

19713

No Contact

0.0000e+000

1.4913e-004

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19714

8.7487e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19715

8.6999e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19716

No Contact

0.0000e+000

2.8898e-004

19717

No Contact

0.0000e+000

5.1503e-004

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

2.9532e-004

0.0000e+000

0.0000e+000

19718
19719
19720

2.5212e+000
No Contact
1.0724e+001

Equilibrium
Components

Applied
Forces

Reactions

Residual

Relative
Magnitude Error

Fx (lbf)

1.4899e-013

6.2365e-012

6.3855e-012

6.0250e-014

Fy (lbf)

1.4597e-013

2.6367e-011

2.6513e-011

2.5016e-013

Fz (lbf)

-3.0000e+002

3.0000e+002

7.3896e-013

6.9725e-015

Mx (Nxm)

-3.0333e+002

3.0333e+002

-6.8269e-011

9.0726e-013

My (Nxm)

8.0886e+001

-8.0886e+001

1.1468e-011

1.5241e-013

Mz (Nxm)

-6.4232e-014

-7.0369e-012

-7.1012e-012

9.4370e-014

Static Case Solution.1 - Deformed mesh.2

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Figure 2
On deformed mesh ---- On boundary ---- Over all the model

Static Case Solution.1 - Von Mises stress (nodal


values).2

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Figure 3
1D elements: : Components: : All
3D elements: : Components: : All
On deformed mesh ---- On boundary ---- Over all the model

Global Sensors
Sensor Name

Sensor Value

Energy

0.026J

Global Error Rate (%)

33.764339447

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Main Design features


The chair simply has only 5 parts which include the main body and four
legs. The production of the chair will be fast and easy because of the simple
design. Choosing walnut as its material, the chair is stable. Since not a great
amount of the material was used in the design, the chair is supposed to be light but
also can contain at least 300Ib weights. The part of the chair that holds the back of
a person is designed to be a curved surface so that it is comfortable to sit back and
relax.

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Summary and conclusions


Throughout the whole semester of learning CATIA V5-6R2014 that is
instructed by Dr. Wu, I had fun of gaining some solid knowledge of using CATIA
to help design and analyze products. Following the two books, CATIA V5
Workbook (Richard Cozzens (2009)) and CATIA V5 FEA Tutorials (Nader G.
Zamani (2012)), I did multiple problems and exercises. Although not all of the
functions that are in CATIA were covered by the course, we still played around
with the majority of the important workbenches. Working off from the books was
not the only thing that we did. After practicing the knowledge we learned with the
exercises in the books, we were assigned to finish one mini project and another
final project. After finished mini design project and final design project I finalized
my CATIA skill and feel confidence a lot. Thanks for Dr. Wu give me such a good
last semester at Penn State.