Title: Multiple novel generative design solutions for various mechanical engineering related products using Autodesk Fusion 360 software
Authors: Prasad Umakant Bhad; Rajesh B. Buktar
Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Andheri, Mumbai – 400058, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Andheri, Mumbai – 400058, India
Abstract: Generative design concept for product design is now evolving in design industries day by day. Many design software developers are now trying to develop software which can generate design solutions using this concept. Companies like Autodesk, Creo, Altair and Siemens have already started providing this functionality in their software products. To showcase the above concept, in this paper we generated multiple novel generative design solutions for mechanical related products on Autodesk Fusion 360 software by performing three design case studies, viz., wall bracket, connecting rod and knuckle joint fork end. The methodology adopted by these software tools to develop multiple novel solutions is presented using flowchart. From these multiple solutions, one optimal design is selected. The static FEA simulation results can be visualised using the simulation user interface provided in the software. For all the three case studies, it is observed that, the stress and global displacement results are found within the critical yield strength values of respective material along with mass customisation.
Keywords: generative design; novel design solutions; wall bracket; connecting rod; knuckle joint fork end; Autodesk Fusion 360.
International Journal of Design Engineering, 2022 Vol.11 No.1, pp.1 - 26
Received: 27 Jun 2021
Accepted: 03 Apr 2022
Published online: 21 Nov 2022 *