SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION STANDARD

SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION STANDARD

Introduction

  • About This Course
  • Prerequisites
  • What is SOLIDWORKS Simulation?
  • What Is Finite Element Analysis?
  • Build Mathematical Model
  • Build Finite Element Model
  • Solve Finite Element Model
  • Analyze Results
  • Finite Elements
  • Degrees of Freedom
  • Calculations in FEA
  • Units of Measurement
  • Limitations of SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Lesson 1 : The Analysis Process

  • Objectives
  • The Analysis Process
  • Case Study: Stress in a Plate
  • Project Description
  • SolidWorks Simulation Options
  • Pre-processing
  • Meshing
  • Post processing
  • Multiple Studies
  • Reports
  • Pre-processing

Lesson 2: Mesh Controls, Stress Concentrations and Boundary Conditions

  • Objectives
  • Mesh Control
  • Case Study: The L Bracket
  • Project Description
  • Case Study: Analysis of Bracket with a Fillet
  • Case Study: Analysis of a Welded Bracket
  • Understanding the Effect of Boundary Conditions

Lesson 3: Assembly Analysis with Contacts

  • Objectives
  • Contact Analysis
  • Case Study: Pliers with Global Contact
  • Pliers with Local Contact

Lesson 4: Symmetrical and Free Self-Equilibrated Assemblies

  • Objectives
  • Shrink Fit Parts
  • Case Study: Shrink Fit
  • Project Description
  • Analysis with Soft Springs

Lesson 5: Assembly Analysis with Connectors and Mesh Refinement

  • Objectives
  • Connecting Components
  • Connectors
  • Mesh Control in an Assembly
  • Case Study: Cardian Joint Problem Statement
  • Part 1: Draft Quality Coarse Mesh Analysis
  • Part 2: High Quality Mesh Analysis

Lesson 6: Compatible/Incompatible Meshes

  • Objectives
  • Compatible / Incompatible Meshing
  • Case Study: Rotor

Lesson 7: Analysis of Thin Components

  • Objectives
  • Thin Components
  • Case Study: Pulley
  • Part 1: Mesh with Solid Elements
  • Part 2: Refined Solid Mesh
  • Solid vs. Shell
  • Creating Shell Elements
  • Part 3: Shell Elements - Mid-plane Surface
  • Results Comparison
  • Case Study: Joist Hanger

Lesson 8: Mixed Meshing Shells & Solids

  • Objectives
  • Mixed Meshing Solids and Shells
  • Case Study: Pressure Vessel

Lesson 9: Beam Elements- Analysis of a Conveyor Frame

  • Objectives
  • Project Description
  • Beam Elements
  • Truss Elements
  • Stages in the Process

Lesson 10: Mixed Meshing Solids, Beams & Shells

  • Objectives
  • Mixed Meshing
  • Case Study: Particle Separator
  • Beam imprint

Lesson 11: Design Study

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Suspension Design
  • Part 1: Multiple Load Cases
  • Part 2: Geometry Modification

Lesson 12: Thermal Stress Analysis

  • Objectives
  • Thermal Stress Analysis
  • Case Study: Bimetallic Strip
  • Examining Results in Local Coordinate Systems
  • Saving Model in its Deformed Shape

Lesson 13: Adaptive Meshing

  • Objectives
  • Adaptive Meshing
  • Case Study: Support Bracket
  • h-Adaptivity Study
  • p-Adaptivity Study
  • h vs. p Elements - Summary

Lesson 14: Large Displacement Analysis

  • Objectives
  • Small vs. Large Displacement Analysis
  • Case Study: Clamp
  • Part 1: Small Displacement Linear Analysis
  • Part 2: Large Displacement Nonlinear Analysis

Appendix:

  • Meshing, Solvers, and Tips & Tricks
  • Meshing Strategies
  • Geometry Preparation
  • Mesh Quality
  • Mesh Controls
  • Meshing Stages
  • Failure Diagnostics
  • Hardware Considerations in Meshing
  • Solvers in SOLIDWORKS Simulation