Test your SOLIDWORKS designs against deadly forces
Learn to test your SOLIDWORKS designs against deadly forces with SOLIDWORKS simulation. SOLIDWORKS is offering many interesting videos about how to work with its built-in Simulation modules.
As you are hearing, if you follow my blog, simulation is a key component in allowing you to make your SOLIDWORKS designs more effective right from the design process. Simulating how your SOLIDWORKS designs will actually withstand real-world forces and situations can save a lot of time and money in redesign. These days, design skills alone are not enough to give you the competitive edge, especially as these jobs are outsourced to countries with lower standard incomes than the USA, Canada and Europe. But good simulation skills are still hard to come by and are in higher and higher demand. It’s well worth your time to check out how SOLIDWORKS Simulation can help your work and your company.
Follow this link to get to the training video from SOLIDWORKS about testing your designs against the world’s deadliest forces!
SOLIDWORKS Simulation products let you test your designs against many different parameters, such as assembly motion, fluid dynamics, plastics injection molding, durability, static and dynamic response. It’s not just static force like it used to be.
When would you need, for example, structural simulation? Well, engineers use structural simulation to test the strength and stiffness of a product by reporting component stress and deformations. The type of structural analysis you perform depends on the product being tested, the nature of the loads, and the expected failure mode. The material you use also makes a difference. Here are some of the thoughts that go into simulation of structure in your SOLIDWORKS designs.
- Rubber and plastics require a nonlinear analysis, as elastomers have a nonlinear relationship between the part deformation and the applied load. This is also the case for metals beyond their yield point.
- Metallic components, under moderate loads, generally require some form of linear analysis, where the material has a linear relationship between the part deformation and the applied load below the materials yield point
- A short/stocky structure will most likely fail due to material failure (that is, the yield stress is exceeded).
- A long slender structure will fail due to structural instability (geometric buckling).
- With time dependent loads, the structure will require some form of dynamic analysis to analyze component strength.
Thanks! Rosanna D, VTN
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