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Engineering Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2013

Published March 29, 2013
496 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-784-1


Key Features

  • Concurrently introduces SolidWorks Simulation 2013 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 2013 goes beyond the standard software manual. Its unique approach concurrently introduces you to the SolidWorks Simulation 2013 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 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 elements
  17. Review of 2D problems
  18. Vibration Analysis - Modal Time History and Harmonic
  19. Analysis of random vibration
  20. Miscellaneous topics
  21. Implementation of FEA into the design process
  22. Glossary of terms
  23. Resources available to FEA users
  24. List of exercises


The author has provided files needed to complete the tutorials in Engineering Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2013. They can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

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