SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional Course

This course is designed to make SOLIDWORKS Simulation users proficient with the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional extension. This one-day course covers advanced topics in Finite Element Analysis (FEA), such as heat transfer, frequency analysis, fatigue, linear buckling, 2D simulations (plane stress, strain, and axisymmetry), and pressure vessel modulus. It includes examples of parts and assemblies with different gap contact conditions.

Overview

Prerequisite

Students must have attended the introductory SOLIDWORKS Simulation course (3 days) or must have working knowledge of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation software. Knowledge of SOLIDWORKS and basic mechanical engineering concepts is recommended.

1 Day

Syllabus

Introduction
• What is SOLIDWORKS Simulation?
• Limitations of SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional
Lesson 1: Frequency Analysis of Parts
• Modal Analysis Basics
• Case Study: The Tuning Fork
• Frequency Analysis With Supports
• Frequency Analysis Without Supports
Lesson 2: Frequency Analysis of Assemblies
• Case Study: The Engine Mount
• All Bonded Contact Conditions
• Remote Mass
• Mass Properties
• Bonded and Allow Penetration Contacts
Lesson 3: Buckling Analysis
• Buckling Analysis
• Linear vs. Nonlinear Buckling Analysis
• Buckling Factor of Safety (BFS)
• Buckling Analysis Considerations
• Case Study: Particle Separator
• Project Description
• Objectives
• Case Study: Scaffolding
Lesson 5: Submodeling
• Submodeling
• Case Study: Scaffolding
• Part 1: Parent Study
• Parent Load Cases in Submodeling Study
• Part 2: Child Study
• Selecting Components for Submodeling
• Submodel Fixtures
Lesson 6: Topology Analysis
• Case Study: Rear Bike Shock Link
• Goals and Constraints
• Manufacturing Controls
• Mesh Effects
• Load Cases in Topology Studies
• Export Smoothed Mesh
Lesson 7: Thermal Analysis
• Objectives
• Thermal Analysis Basics
• Case Study: Microchip Assembly
• Project Description
• Transient Thermal Analysis
• Transient Analysis with Time Varying Load
• Transient Thermal Analysis using a Thermostat
Lesson 8: Thermal Analysis with Radiation
• Case Study: Spot Light Assembly
• Review of Analysis Parameters
• Heat Flux Singularities
Lesson 9: Advanced Thermal Stress2D Simplification
• Objectives
• Thermal Stress Analysis
• Case Study: Metal Expansion Joint
• Project Description
• Thermal Analysis
• Thermal Stress Analysis
• 3D model
• Microchip Testing Assembly
• Thermoelectric Cooler
Lesson 10: Fatigue Analysis
• Fatigue
• Stress-life (S-N) Based Fatigue
• Case Study: Pressure Vessel
• Thermal Study
• Thermal Stress Study
• Fatigue Terminology
• Fatigue Study
Lesson 11: Variable Amplitude Fatigue
• Objectives
• Case Study: Suspension
• Project Description
• Fatigue Study
Lesson 12: Drop Test Analysis
• Drop Test Analysis
• Case Study: Camera
• Project Description
• Rigid Floor Drop Test
• Elastic Floor, Elasto-Plastic Material
• Elasto-Plastic Material Model
• Drop Test with Contact
Lesson 13: Optimization Analysis
• Objectives
• Optimization Analysis
• Case Study: Press Frame
• Project Description
• Static and Frequency Analyses
• Optimization Analysis
• Design Study
Lesson 14: Pressure Vessel Analysis
• Objectives
• Case Study: Pressure Vessel
• Membrane and Bending Stresses (Stress Linearization)
• Pressure Vessel Analysis
• Manhole Nozzle Flange and Cover