1st Edition

Motion Simulation and Mechanism Design with SOLIDWORKS Motion 2021

By Kuang-Hua Chang Copyright 2021
    200 Pages
    by SDC Publications

    Motion Simulation and Mechanism Design with SOLIDWORKS Motion 2021 is written to help you become familiar with SOLIDWORKS Motion, an add-on module of the SOLIDWORKS software family. This book covers the basic concepts and frequently used commands required to advance readers from a novice to intermediate level in using SOLIDWORKS Motion.

    SOLIDWORKS Motion allows you to use solid models created in SOLIDWORKS to simulate and visualize mechanism motion and performance. Using SOLIDWORKS Motion early in the product development stage could prevent costly redesign due to design defects found in the physical testing phase. Therefore, using SOLIDWORKS Motion contributes to a more cost effective, reliable, and efficient product design process.

    Basic concepts discussed in this book include model generation, such as creating assembly mates for proper motion; carrying out simulation and animation; and visualizing simulation results, such as graphs and spreadsheet data. These concepts are introduced using simple, yet realistic examples.

    Verifying the results obtained from the computer simulation is extremely important. One of the unique features of this book is the incorporation of theoretical discussions for kinematic and dynamic analyses in conjunction with the simulation results obtained using SOLIDWORKS Motion. Verifying the simulation results will increase your confidence in using the software and prevent you from being fooled by erroneous simulations.

    This book covers the following functionality of SOLIDWORKS Motion 2021:

    • Model generation
    • Creating assembly mates
    • Performing simulations
    • Creating animations
    • Visualizing simulation results

    1. Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Motion

    2. Animation and Basic Motion - A Single Piston Engine Example

    3. A Ball Throwing Example

    4. A Simple Pendulum

    5. Friction of a Sliding Object

    6. A Spring Mass System

    7. A Slider-Crank Mechanism

    8. A Slider-Crank Mechanism — Event-Based Dynamic Simulation

    9. A Rail-Carriage Example

    10. A Compound Spur Gear Train

    11. Planetary Gear Train Systems

    12. Cam and Follower

    13. Simulation of Recreational Waterslide

    14. Kinematic Analysis of a Racecar Suspension

    Appendix A: Defining Joints

    Appendix B: The Units Systems

    Appendix C: Importing Creo Parts and Assemblies


    Kuang-Hua Chang