SOLIDWORKS Simulation Essentials Training

Prerequisite(s)

Knowledge of SolidWorks and basic mechanical engineering concepts is required.

Length

3 Days

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Description

This course will provide an in-depth coverage on the basics of Finite Element Analysis (FEA). covering the entire analysis process from meshing to evaluation of results for parts and assemblies.

Completing this course will help you:

Course outline

  • What is SolidWorks simulation, Finite Element Analysis? 
  • Build Mathematical, Finite Element Mode
  • Solve Finite Element Mode
  • Degrees of Freedom, Units of Measurement 
  • Calculations, Interpretation, Errors in FEA
  • Limitations of SolidWorks Simulation
  • Stress in a Plate
  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation Options
  • Pre-processing, Meshing, Post-processing
  • Multiple Studies
  • Reports
  • The L Bracket
  • Analysis of Bracket with a Fillet
  • Analysis of a Welded Bracket
  • Understanding the Effect of Boundary Conditions
  • Contact Analysis
  • Pliers with Local, Global Contact
  • Shrink Fit Parts
  • Analysis with Soft Springs
  • Connecting Components
  • Case Study: Vise Grip Pliers
  • Compatible/Incompatible Meshing
  • Case Study: Rotor
  • Mesh Control in an Assembly
  • Cardan Joint
  • Draft Quality Coarse Mesh Analysis, High Quality Mesh Analysis
  • Mesh with Solid Elements, Refined Solid Mesh
  • Solid vs. Shell
  • Creating Shell Elements
  • Shell Elements – Mid-Plane surface
  • Results Comparison
  • Case Study: Joist Hanger, Pulley
  • Mixed Meshing Solids and Shells
  • Case Study: Pressure Vessel
  • Mixed Meshing
  • Case Study: Particle Separator
  • Suspension Design
  • Multiple Load Cases
  • Geometry Modification
  • Bimetallic Strip
  • Examining Results in Local Coordinate Systems
  • Saving Model in its Deformed Shape
  • Support Bracket
  • h-Adaptivity, p-Adaptivity Study
  • h vs. p Elements – Summary
  • Small vs. Large Displacement Analysis
  • Small Displacement Linear Analysis
  • Large Displacement Nonlinear Analysis
  • Case Study: Clamp
  • Meshing Strategies
  • Geometry Preparation
  • Mesh Quality, Controls
  • Meshing Stages
  • Failure Stages
  • Tips for Using Shell Elements
  • Hardware Consideration in Meshing
  • Solvers in SOLIDWORKS Simulation
  • Choosing a Solver

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