How Do I Complete a Nonlinear Analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation?

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How do I complete a nonlinear study in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium? Every study in SOLIDWORKS Simulation follows the same six general steps. You can read more about these steps here:  Six Steps To Your Simulation Study. Nonlinear studies are no different, there are just a few extra bells and whistles to watch out for. Let’s cover the basics. Nonlinear studies are appropriate whenever the structural stiffness of the model or the model’s boundary conditions change throughout the simulation. Some common reasons to […]

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How Do I Complete a Buckling Analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation?

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How do I complete a Buckling study in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional? Every study in SOLIDWORKS Simulation follows the same 6 general steps. You can read more about these steps here:  Six Steps To Your Simulation Study. Buckling studies are no different. Let us cover the basics first. The purpose of a linear bucking study in SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION Professional is to find the load factor at which a structure will lose its compressive stiffness and collapse, causing failure. This is accomplished by calculating […]

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How Do I Complete A Transient Thermal Study in SOLIDWORKS?

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How do I complete a transient thermal FEA study in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional? Every study in SOLIDWORKS Simulation follows the same 6 general steps. You can read more about these steps here:  Six Steps To Your Simulation Study. Thermal studies are no different. If you have found this blog, chances are you have already read my other blog that covers how to perform a steady-state thermal analysis. If you have not, I would suggest reading it first here. As a refresher, thermal […]

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How Do I Complete a Steady State Thermal Study?

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How do I complete a thermal FEA study in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional? Every study in SOLIDWORKS Simulation follows the same 6 general steps. You can read more about these steps here: Six Steps To Your Simulation Study. Thermal studies are no different. If you have found your way to this blog, chances are that you are interested in the thermal performance of your design. In today’s world, many of our designs can be subject to heat loads. Electrical components, radiant heat, […]

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A look at Solar Radiation in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

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The holidays are in full swing, and with them comes shorter days and the dreaded cold of Winter. This time of year, there is nothing I look forward to more than the return of summer sunshine. Luckily SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation can help cure the winter blues with its advanced solar radiation capabilities. Let’s take a look. Many people are aware that SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is an industry leader in CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) heat transfer, and it includes robust radiation […]

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Combining Flow Simulation and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium – The Duckbill Valve

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I am always looking for new and exciting ways to combine our great products to make something even better. In my line of work, one of the best combos is the unique marriage between the powerful FEA capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Simulation and the great CFD performance of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. Together they allow a one-way CFD to FEA fluid-solid-interaction (or FSI). But does it stop there? I found a great example the other day that sparked my interest; the duckbill […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Thermal Loads for Beam Elements

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In SOLIDWORKS Simulation, beam elements are quite common. They offer robust results on long, slender structural members without the compromising solve times that would be required with solid or shell type elements. However, beams have always had a major drawback; they cannot take thermal loads. This was a severe limitation, as many types of structures made from beams may be required to endure large temperature variations. This has been remedied in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 with the addition of Thermal Loads […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New: Simulation – Distributed Coupling for Pins and Bolts

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In many FEA studies using SOLIDWORKS Simulation, the use of pins and bolts are common. They are a great way to restrain assemblies realistically while managing setup difficulty and solve times. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 is releasing with a new formulation for bolts and pins, called the distributed coupling. To understand this new functionality, let’s do a quick review of these connectors. At the end of the day, bolt and pin connectors consist of 2 elements. The first is a beam […]

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation: HVAC Module Part 1 – Tracer Study

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Predicting the way that fluids behave and mix inside a closed space can be a difficult undertaking. Every day we are at the mercy of the HVAC systems that not only expel or filter harmful air but maintain comfortable temperatures. There is a lot to consider in these types of problems, and without some sort of assistance, it can be little more than guesswork. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation does a great job of calculating the types of parameters we are used […]

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation: Radiation! A Follow-up Blog

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A few weeks ago, I published a blog that discusses the basics of radiation in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. The link to the blog can be found here. In that blog, we used a very simple example of a one square meter plate to demonstrate the accuracy of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation compared to well-established hand calculations. In short, a 1 square meter plate with an emissivity of 1 at 300 Kelvin should have a radiative heat transfer rate of 459.29 [W], […]

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