SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional


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Length: 4 days; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Prerequisites: Knowledge of SOLIDWORKS and basic mechanical engineering concepts is recommended.
Description: This course is designed to make SOLIDWORKS users productive more quickly with the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional analysis package. This class provides an in-depth coverage on the basics of Finite Element Analysis (FEA), covering the entire process from meshing to evaluation of results for parts and assemblies. It discusses linear stress analysis covering the entire analysis process from meshing to evaluation of results for parts and assemblies, gap/contact analysis, and best practices. 4th day covers heat transfer analysis,frequency analysis,fatigue, stability analysis based on linear buckling concepts, 2D simulations (plane stress, strain and axisymmetry) and pressure vessel modulus. Examples of parts and assemblies including those with various gap/contact conditions are reviewed.

Topics covered in this course:

 Introduction to FEA

  • Key concepts and principles
  • FEA and CAD modeling approaches
  • Boundary Conditions
  • Loads
  • Elements
  • Linear vs non-linear analysis

FEA using SOLIDWORKS Simulation

  • Preprocessing
  • Analysis set up
    Results visualization and post-processing
  • Meshing options
  • Mixed Meshing options
  • Adaptive Meshing
  • Loads and Restraints
  • Small vs. Large displacement
  • Linear static analysis of parts
  • Gaps/Contact and Advanced Assembly Analysis
  • Assemblies with special connectors and bolts
  • Frequency Analysis
  • Effect of In-plane loading on thin-walled structures
  • Linear Buckling Analysis
  • Heat Transfer:
    Conduction, Convection and Radiation
  • Thermal Stress Analysis with contacts
  • Drop Test
  • Optimization
  • Fatigue analysis
    (S-N curves, single/multiple invent formulations)
  • 2D Simulations
    (plane stress, plane strain and axisymmetry)
  • Pressure vessel modulus