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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Training

Prerequisites: Completed SOLIDWORKS Essentials training and basic mechanical engineering concepts is recommended.

 

Description: This course is designed to make SOLIDWORKS users productive more quickly with the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Bundle. 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. The class discusses linear stress analysis, gap/contact analysis, and best practices.

 

The topics covered in this course are:

 

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Lesson 1: The Analysis Process

  • Objectives

  • The Analysis Process

  • Case Study: Stress in a Plate

  • Project Description

  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation Options

  • Preprocessing

  • Meshing

  • Postprocessing

  • Multiple Studies

  • Reports

 


 

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

 

Lesson 3: Assembly Analysis with Contacts

  • Objectives

  • Contact Analysis

  • Case Study: Pliers with Global Contact

  • Pliers with Local Contact

 

 

Lesson 4: Symmetrical and Free Self-Equilibrated Assemblies

  • Objectives

  • Shrink Fit Parts

  • Case Study: Shrink Fit

  • Project Description

  • Analysis with Soft Springs

 

 

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

 

 

Lesson 6: Compatible/Incompatible Meshes

  • Objectives

  • Compatible / Incompatible Meshing

  • Case Study: Rotor

 

 

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

 

 

Lesson 8: Mixed Meshing Shells & Solids

  • Objectives

  • Mixed Meshing Solids and Shells

  • Case Study: Pressure Vessel

 

 

Lesson 9: Mixed Meshing Solids, Beams & Shells

  • Objectives

  • Mixed Meshing

  • Case Study: Particle Separator

  • Beam imprint

 

 

Lesson 10: Submodeling

  • Objectives

  • Submodeling Basics

  • Case Study: Scaffolding

  • Part 1: Parent Study

  • Part 2: Child Study

 

 

Lesson 11: Design Study

  • Objectives

  • Case Study: Suspension Design

  • Part 1: Multiple Load Cases

  • Part 2: Geometry Modification

 

 

Lesson 12: Adaptive Meshing

  • Objectives

  • Thermal Stress Analysis

  • Case Study: Bimetallic Strip

  • Examining Results in Local Coordinate Systems

  • Saving Model in its Deformed Shape

 

 

Lesson 13: Adaptive Meshing

  • Objectives

  • Adaptive Meshing

  • Case Study: Support Bracket

  • h-Adaptivity Study

  • p-Adaptivity Study

  • h vs. p Elements - 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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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