Engineering Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2009

Published May 12, 2009
368 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-514-4


Engineering Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2009 goes beyond the standard software manual because its unique approach concurrently introduces you to the SolidWorks Simulation 2009 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.

The following FEA functionality of SolidWorks Simulation 2009 is covered:

  • Linear static analysis of parts and assemblies
  • Frequency (modal) analysis
  • Buckling analysis
  • Thermal analysis
  • Drop test analysis
  • Optimization analysis
  • Nonlinear analysis
  • Dynamic analysis

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Static analysis of a plate
  3. Static analysis of an L-bracket
  4. Stress and frequency analysis of a thin plate
  5. Static analysis of a link
  6. Frequency analysis of a tuning fork
  7. Thermal analysis of a pipeline component and heater
  8. Thermal analysis of a heat sink
  9. Static analysis of a hanger
  10. Analysis of contact stress between two plates
  11. Thermal stress analysis of a bi-metal beam
  12. Buckling analysis of an L-beam
  13. Design optimization of a plate in tension
  14. Static analysis of a bracket using adaptive solution methods
  15. Design sensitivity analysis of hinge supported beam
  16. Drop test of a porcelain ring
  17. Selected nonlinear problems
  18. Mixed meshing problem
  19. Analysis of a weldment using beam elements
  20. Dynamic Analysis - Modal Time History and Harmonic
  21. Analysis of random vibration
  22. Miscellaneous topics
  23. Implementation of FEA into the design process
  24. Glossary of terms
  25. Resources available to FEA Users


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