Dynamic Analysis

Dynamic Analysis

Dynamic analysis using SOLIDWORKS Simulation enables designers and engineers to quickly and efficiently determine the impact of time varying loads on the structural response of their product design to ensure performance, quality, and safety.

Tightly integrated with SOLIDWORKS CAD, dynamic analysis using SOLIDWORKS Simulation can be a regular part of your design process, reducing the need for costly prototypes, eliminating rework and delays, and saving time and development costs.

Dynamic Analysis Overview

Dynamic analysis can incorporate frequency, impact, and drop tests. The primary unknown in a dynamic analysis is component displacement over time, but with this calculated, stresses, velocities, and accelerations can also be determined together with the natural modes of vibration.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation uses one of two methods for dynamic analysis:

  • Linear modal analysis determines the natural modes of vibration and then the displacements, stresses, strains, velocities, and accelerations.
  • Nonlinear dynamic analysis calculates the displacement field at every time step, given the applied loads and initial component velocities. From this field, the nonlinear stresses, strains, velocities, and accelerations are calculated.

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