Engineering Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2012

Out of Print
Published April 11, 2012
475 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-710-0


Key Features

  • Concurrently introduces SolidWorks Simulation 2012 and Finite Element Analysis
  • Covers a wide variety of Finite Element Analysis problems
  • Uses hands on exercises that build on one another throughout the book

In Detail

Engineering Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2012 goes beyond the standard software manual. Its unique approach concurrently introduces you to the SolidWorks Simulation 2012 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

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 pipe support
  5. Static analysis of a link
  6. Frequency analysis of a tuning fork and a plastic part
  7. Thermal analysis of a pipeline connector and heater
  8. Thermal analysis of a heat sink
  9. Static analysis of a hanger
  10. Analysis of contact stress
  11. Thermal stress analysis of a bi-metal loop
  12. Buckling analysis of an I-beam
  13. Static analysis of a bracket using adaptive solution methods
  14. Drop test
  15. Selected nonlinear problems
  16. Mixed meshing problem
  17. Analysis of a weldment using beam elements
  18. Review of 2D problems
  19. Vibration Analysis - Modal Time History and Harmonic
  20. Analysis of random vibration
  21. Miscellaneous topics
  22. Implementation of FEA into the design process
  23. Glossary of terms
  24. Resources available to FEA Users
  25. List of exercises


Up until this year the Student Design Kit (SDK) was included with each SolidWorks textbook from SDC Publications. However, the SDK Program has been terminated by SolidWorks Corporation.

Students will now have access to free copies of SolidWorks through a different mechanism. When a school purchases its SolidWorks license a number of free licenses are available for students. In order to determine how many free licenses are available for students, instructors need to contact SolidWorks directly.

The contact person at SolidWorks is Chris Morse. Her telephone number is (781) 810-5443. Her email address is She will provide software license codes and work with you to make sure that you have enough licenses for every student.


The author has provided files needed to complete the tutorials in Engineering Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2012. They can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

Exercise Files
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Product Details

Published April 11, 2012
475 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-58503-710-0 | ISBN 10: 1585037109
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-090-4
Related categories:
Books > FEA / CAE > SOLIDWORKS Simulation > 2012