How-To: Finite Element Analysis in Fusion 360

This week we embark on a journey to build a DPS5015-Based laboratory power supply.
We thought it would be fun to use the Simulation Module in Fusion 360 to look at the displacement a button press will cause on a 3D-Printed front panel.

 

Material properties of PLA

CharacteristicAmountUnit
Solid density1.252g/cm^3
Melt density1.073g/cm^3
Glass transition temperature55°C
Melting temperature 165°C
Specific heat Cp
@190°C
@100°C
@55°C
2060
1955
1590
J/kg*K
J/kg*K
J/kg*K
Thermal conductivity
@190°C
@109°C
@48°C
0.195
0.197
0.111
W/m*K
W/m*K
W/m*K
Tensile strength59MPa
Elongation at break7%
Elastic modulus3500MPa
Shear modulus1287MPa
Poisson's ratio0.36-
Yield strength70MPa
Flexural strength106MPa
Rockwell hardness88HR
Heat deflection temperature55°C
Ultimate tensile strength73MPa
Percent of elongation11.3%
Young's modulus1280MPa

 

 

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