Creo Simulate 6.0 Tutorial introduces new users to finite element analysis using Creo Simulate and how it can be used to analyze a variety of problems. The tutorial lessons cover the major concepts and frequently used commands required to progress from a novice to an intermediate user level. The commands are presented in a click-by-click manner using simple examples and exercises that illustrate a broad range of the analysis types that can be performed. In addition to showing the command usage, the text will explain why certain commands are being used and, where appropriate, the relation of commands to the overall Finite Element Analysis (FEA) philosophy are explained. Moreover, since error analysis is an important skill, considerable time is spent exploring the created models so that users will become comfortable with the “debugging” phase of modeling.
1. Introduction to FEA 2. Finite Element Analysis with Creo Simulate 3. Solid Models Part 1: Standard Static Analysis 4. Solid Models Part 2: Design Studies, Optimization, AutoGEM Controls, Superposition 5. Plane Stress and Plane Strain Models 6. Axisymmetric Solids and Shells 7. Shell Models 8. Beams and Frames
9. Miscellaneous Topics: Cyclic Symmetry, Modal Analysis, Springs and Masses, Contact Analysis 10. Thermal Models: Steady state and transient models; transferring thermal results for stress analysis