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CATIA V5 FEA Tutorials Release 20 Nader G. Zamani University of Windsor UNIVERSIDADE DE VIGO BIBL OTEC 3 A '3V00474048 & UNIVERSIDADE DE VIGO €09 so eisuotecauniversitania = EY oS CATIA V5 FEA Tutorials Release 20 Nader G. Zamani University of Windsor ISBN: 978-1-58503-654-7 PUBLICATIONS Schroff Development Corporation www.SDCpublications.com Schroff Development Corporation P.O. Box 1334 Mission KS 66222 (913) 262-2664 www.SDCpublications.com Publisher: Stephen Schroff Copyright © 2011 by Nader G. Zamani All rights reserved. This document may not be copied, photocopied, reproduced, transmitted, or translated in any form or for any purpose without the express written consent of the publisher, Schrof? Development Corporation IT IS A VIOLATION OF UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT LAWS TO MAKE COPIES IN ANY FORM OR MEDIA OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS BOOK FOR EITHER COMMERCIAL OR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES WITHOUT EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION. Examination Copies: Books received as examination copies are for review purposes onl available for student use. Resale of examination copies is prohibi nd may not be made Electronic Files: Any electronic files associated with this book are licensed to the original user only. These files may not be transferred to any other party. CATIA V5 FEA Tutorials i Preface The objective of this tutorial book is to expose the reader to the basic FEA capabilities in CATIA V5. The chapters are designed to be independent of each other allowing the user to pick specific topics without the need to go through the previous chapters. However, the best strategy to leam is to sequentially cover the chapters. In order to achieve this independence, there was a need to repeat many topics throughout the workbook. Therefore, we are fully aware of the redundancy introduced in the chapters. In this workbook, the parts created in CATIA are simple enough that can be modeled with minimal knowledge of this powerful software. The reason behind the simplicity is not to burden the reader with the CAD aspects of package. However, it is assumed that the user is familiar with CATIA V5 interface and basic utilities such as pan, zoom, and rotation. Although the tutorials are based on release 20, they can be used for earlier releases with minor changes. The workbook was developed using CATIA in a windows environment. Acknowledgments I would like to thank Mrs. Mojdeh Ramezani-Zamani for her valuable assistance in the preparation of this document and to Ali and Ahmad for encouragement and support in this project. Special thanks to Dr. Jonathan Weaver from the University of Detroit Mercy, who introduced me to the “Knowledge” and the “Digital Mock Up” workbenches in CATIA. I would also like to thank the Schroff Development Corporation for providing me with the opportunity to publish this tutorial. The FEA modeling for the barrier structure displayed on the cover page is carried out by Mr. Shengxuan Wang