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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Training Course

Covering the areas of Simulation included within SOLIDWORKS Premium. Learn the entire process of Set-up, Meshing, Running and Refining a Static Structural Part & Assembly Simulation, within the SOLIDWORKS Premium Package

Duration - 3 days

Prerequisites – SOLIDWORKS Essentials and Mechanical Design Experience

Day 1

1 – The Analysis Process

  • Stages in the Process
  • Case Study: Stress in the Plate
  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation Options
  • Preprocessing
  • Meshing
  • Processing
  • Postprocessing
  • Multiple Studies
  • Reports
  • Summary
  • References
  • Questions
  • Stages in the Process

2. Case Study: Stress in the Plate

  • Objectives
  • Mesh Controls
  • Case Study: The L Bracket
  • Project Description
  • Case Study: Analysis of a Bracket with a Fillet
  • Case Study: Analysis of a Welded Bracket
  • Understanding the effect of Boundary Conditions
  • Summary
  • Questions

3. Assembly Analysis with Interactions

  • Interaction Analysis
  • Case Study: Pliers with Global Interaction
  • Study Properties
  • Contact or Bonded Interaction
  • Pliers with Local Interaction
  • Summary
  • Questions

4. Symmetrical & Free Self-Equilibrated Assemblies

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

Day 2

5. Assembly Analysis with Connectors & Mesh Refinement

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Cardan Joint
  • Problem Statement
  • Remote Load/Mass
  • Connectors
  • Mesh Control in an Assembly
  • Mesh Plots
  • Summary

6. Bonded mesh Options

  • Objectives
  • Bonded Mesh Options
  • Case Study: Rotor
  • Centrifugal Force
  • Cyclical Symmetry
  • Bonding Options
  • Bonding Formulation
  • Summary

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

8 – Mixed Meshing shells and solids

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

9. Beam Elements

  • Objectives
  • Project Description
  • Analysis of Conveyor Frame

Day 3

10. Mixed Meshing Solids, Beams & Shells

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

11. Design study

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

12. Thermal Stress analysis

  • Objectives
  • Thermal Stress Analysis
  • Case Study: Bimetallic Strip
  • Saving Model in its Deformed Shape
  • Summary

13. Adaptive meshing

  • Objectives
  • Adaptive Meshing
  • Case Study: Support Bracket
  • h-Adaptive Study
  • p-adaptive Study
  • h vs p Elements – Summary
  • Summary

14. Large Displacements analysis

  • Objectives
  • Small vs Large Displacement Analysis
  • Case Study: Clamp
  • Small Displacement Linear Analysis
  • Results Discussion
  • Contact in Small and Large Displacement Analysis
  • Summary
  • Questions