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Setting up a Non-Linear Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation

Posted by Gabe Enright on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 @ 06:02 AM

Jay's next Simulation video reviews setting up a typical Non-Linear analysis using SolidWorks Simulation.  In order to perform Non-Linear analysis you need Simulation premium.  If your products utilize materials with non-linear behaviors such as plastics or rubbers, or loads that stress materials beyond their yield point you should consider performing Non-Linear studies on them.  These studies can answer questions like, "Is my part strong enough?" Is my part over designed and can I remove material?"  "Could I be using a different material?"

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