# SOLIDWORKS Simulation Online

3 Days

\$1750.00

## Recommended Experience Level

• SOLIDWORKS Essentials

## Description

The SOLIDWORKS Simulation course is the introductory class for all of our Simulation Courses. This course covers the basics of FEA from meshing, boundary conditions, and material selection, to creating and interpreting result plots.

## Recommended For

• Engineers and Designers that want to perform linear static analysis of their designs.
• Anyone who wants to pursue advanced simulations in the future

## Course Outline

Introduction

• More SOLIDWORKS Training Resources
• What is SOLIDWORKS Simulation?
• What Is Finite Element Analysis?
• Build Mathematical Model
• Build Finite Element Model
• Solve Finite Element Model
• Analyze Results
• Errors in FEA
• Finite Elements
• Degrees of Freedom
• Calculations in FEA
• Interpretation of FEA Results
• Units of Measurement
• Limitations of SOLIDWORKS Simulation
• Summary

Lesson 1: The Analysis Process

• Objectives
• The Analysis Process
• Case Study: Stress in a Plate
• Project Description
• SOLIDWORKS Simulation Options
• Preprocessing
• Meshing
• Processing
• Post processing
• Multiple Studies
• Reports
• Summary
• References
• Questions

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
• Summary
• Questions

Lesson 3: Assembly Analysis with Contacts

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

Lesson 4: Symmetrical and Free Self-Equilibrated Assemblies

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

Lesson 5: Assembly Analysis with Connectors and Mesh Refinement

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

Lesson 6: Compatible / Incompatible Meshes

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

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
• Summary
• Questions

Lesson 8: Mixed Meshing Shells & Solids

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

Lesson 9: Beam Elements- Analysis of a Conveyor Frame

• Objectives
• Project Description
• Summary
• Questions

Lesson 10: Mixed Meshing Solids, Beams & Shells

• Objectives
• Mixed Meshing
• Case Study: Particle Separator
• Beam Imprint
• Summary

Lesson 11: Design Study

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

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
• Summary

• Objectives
• Case Study: Support Bracket
• h vs. p Elements – Summary
• 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
• Summary
• Questions

Appendix A: Meshing, Solvers, and Tips & Tricks

• Meshing Strategies
• Geometry Preparation
• Mesh Quality
• Mesh Controls
• Meshing Stages
• Failure Diagnostics
• Tips for Using Shell Elements
• Hardware Considerations in Meshing
• Solvers in SOLIDWORKS Simulation
• Choosing a Solver

Appendix B: Customer Help and Assistance

• Customer Help and Assistance