1st Edition

Engineering Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021

By Paul Kurowski Copyright 2021
    600 Pages
    by SDC Publications

    Engineering Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 goes beyond the standard software manual. Its unique approach concurrently introduces you to the SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 software and the fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) through hands-on exercises. A number of projects are presented using commonly used parts to illustrate the analysis features of SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Each chapter is designed to build on the skills, experiences and understanding gained from the previous chapters.

    Topics covered:

    • Linear static analysis of parts and assemblies
    • Contact stress analysis
    • Frequency (modal) analysis
    • Buckling analysis
    • Thermal analysis
    • Drop test analysis
    • Nonlinear analysis
    • Dynamic analysis
    • Random vibration analysis
    • h and p adaptive solution methods
    • Modeling techniques
    • Implementation of FEA in the design process
    • Management of FEA projects
    • FEA terminology

    1. Introduction

    2. Static analysis of a plate

    3. Static analysis of an L-bracket

    4. Static and frequency analysis of a pipe support

    5. Static analysis of a link

    6. Frequency analysis of a tuning fork and a plastic part

    7. Thermal analysis of a pipe connector and heater

    8. Thermal analysis of a heat sink

    9. Static analysis of a hanger

    10. Thermal stress analysis of a bi-metal loop

    11. Buckling analysis of I-beam

    12. Static analysis of a bracket using adaptive solution methods

    13. Drop test

    14. Selected nonlinear problems

    15. Mixed meshing problem

    16. Analysis of a weldment using beam and truss elements

    17. Review of 2D problems

    18. Vibration analysis - modal time history and harmonic

    19. Analysis of random vibration

    20. Topological Optimization

    21. Miscellaneous topics – part 1

    22. Miscellaneous topics – part 2

    23. Implementation of FEA into the design process

    24. Glossary of terms

    25. Resources available to FEA users

    26. List of exercises


    Paul Kurowski