Look at a redesign of the connecting rod we previously did in this video:
Also take a look at the Autodesk example on Shape Reduction
Today’s class will be done by video. Please check for the video on Parametrization and Design Optimization to be released on Saturday evening. I am behind in the editing process. Practice the video as we shall continue from here in the next class Tuesday, 27 January. The Mathematica files for our uncompleted class last Tuesday will also be available here.
We are continuing the simulation discussion by isolating a part of the engine, simplifying it before analysis:
The misalignment of the V-8 engine due to putting two connecting rods side-by-side was solved in an old Rolls Royce aircraft engine. Today we will examine an implementation of that design so to compare with the simple side-by-side design.
Delivered to the Resort Group, Feb 9, 2018
In Today’s Lecture, we shall create a simple assembly of a car engine. We do this by first making the components of a single cylinder and replicating the unit to make the other cylinders.
We then proceed to assemble the system using the joints facility in Fusion 360. From then, we can get an animated engine system.
Two videos help to create these in a step by step manner on your own time. They are on Vimeo and youtube
Some have complained that the links are absent. Please click on vimeo or youtube above and the two videos will show. Unlike the last case, the videos here have voice added.
Please keep you own models for the simulation part to follow these practice examples.