Monday, November 25, 2013

Autodesk Inventor Dynamic Simulation Tutorial--‘Roller Chain’ (with caption and audio narration)

Roller Chain-Dynamic Simulation


Serial No. 81

Autodesk Inventor Dynamic Simulation Tutorial--‘Roller Chain’ (with caption and audio narration)

In this video, we will demonstrate how to apply the different type of mates in the assembly environment for creating the Dynamic Simulation of  the ‘Roller Chain’.


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Transcription of Video

Display motion in Roller Chain through Dynamic Simulation.

  1. Create a New ‘Standard (in) .iam’ assembly and save it with the name ‘Roller Chain–Dynamic Simulation’.
  2. Hold the Ctrl key, and click the Roller Chains tool on the Power Transmission panel of the Design tab.
  3. The Roller Chains Generator dialog box will open with its default values.
  4. At present ‘Select Chain Mid Plane’ selection is active by default.
  5. Select XY Plane of the Assembly.
  6. Select first Roller Chain Sprocket 1 pulley in the ‘Sprockets’ section. Click Sprocket properties button to change the sprocket parameters.
  7. Enter the value 38 in the ‘Teeth’ input box and click OK.
  8. Click OK again.
  9. Align the Roller Chain in correct position by using View Cube.
  10. Change the color of both the Sprockets from the Browser Bar to watch it more clearly.
  11. Select the ‘Chain Drive’ Assembly in the Browser Bar and choose ‘Flexible’ in the context menu.
  12. Now both the Sprockets are rotating on their own Axis.
  13. Activate the Dynamic Simulation Tool from the Begin Panel of Environments Tab.
  14. Activate Insert Joint from the Marking menu.
  15. Select ‘Belt’ from the drop down menu of Insert Joint dialog box.
  16. In the Insert Joint dialog box, select edge of small Sprocket as ‘Component 1’ and select edge of large Sprocket as ‘Component 2’. Click Ok.
  17. Select Revolution:1 joint in the Browser under the Standard Joints folder, right click and select Properties from the context menu.
  18. Click dof 1 (R) tab and select Edit imposed motion button and check the Enable imposed motion option.
  19. Click the arrow to expand the input choices, and click Constant Value.
  20. Enter the value 360*3 deg/s and click Ok.
  21. In Simulation Player, fill the value 2000 in the Images field area.
  22. Clear the screen by activating the Clean Screen command.
  23. Click Run in the Simulation Player to display motion in Roller Chain.