In this article, we will show the properties of the Roberts Tetrahedron using SOLIDWORKS so you can build your own from scratch. If you’d like to skip the challenge, I’ve provided my version at the end of the article that you can download and print to have on your desk or show to your friends and family.
In SOLIDWORKS Simulation, the default mesh size is the value that is initially assigned to the Global Size field of the Standard Mesh, but also influences the maximum and minimum used in Curvature Based meshes. What factors decide the default mesh size?
The rattleback is a stone shrouded in ancient mystery. Why is it that this stone only spins one way? Does it have no regard for conservation of angular momentum? In this article, we first present a naïvely constructed rattleback. Then we improve its performance with SOLIDWORKS Motion optimization.
In this article, we compare tetrahedron and hexahedron elements and show an example of why the latter can be important to implement into your FEA (Finite Element Analysis) studies. To compare the tetrahedron to the hexahedron element, I ran a simple impact test in a few different FEA tools. I scaled the mesh size so that it took approximately 1000 seconds to solve each study.