SolidWorks Simulation Premium: Nonlinear Structural Analysis Course

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium: Nonlinear
2 day training course, $1,500

Description: 
This class will raise your SOLIDWORKS Simulation FEA skills to the next level! It offers hands-on experience on the use of SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium nonlinear module. The 2-day course provides an overview on a wide range of nonlinear structural/mechanical analysis topics. You will learn how to deal with models that exhibit large displacements and/or yielding, discuss and practice the use of many material models available in SOLIDWORKS Simulation and, most importantly, how to drive a non-linear analysis to successful completion.

Who Should Attend:
Designed for users who would like to become productive fast, the nonlinear course offers hands-on experience on the use of SOLIDWORKS Simulation nonlinear module. The two-day course provides an overview on a wide range of nonlinear structural/mechanical analysis topics

Recommended Prerequisites:
- Attended SOLIDWORKS Simulation
- Knowledge of basic mechanical engineering concepts

The topics covered in this course are:

Lesson 1: Geometric Nonlinearities
Large displacements problems
Large strain formulation 

Lesson 2: Material Nonlinearities
Nonlinear elasticity
Hyperelasticity (Mooney-Rivlin, Ogden)
Plasticity (von Mises, isotropic/kinematic/mixed hardening rules)
Temperature dependent material properties
Visco-elasticity and creep 

Lesson 3:Contact (Boundary) Nonlinearities
3D Nonlinear gap/contact analysis (with or without material nonlinearities)

Lesson 4: Numerical Procedures
Solution control techniques (force, displacement, and Arc-Length controls)
Equilibrium Iterations schemes (Newton-Raphson, modified Newton-Raphson)
Termination schemes (convergence and divergence criteria)
 
Lesson 5:Special Topics
Adaptive automatic stepping algorithm
Prescribed non-zero displacements associated with time curves
Deformation dependent loading
Analysis stabilization techniques 

Lesson 6: Viewing the Results
Deflected shape plots
Displacement and stress color filled contour plots
Animation of deflected shape, displacement, and stress contour plots
X-Y plots for response quantities Isoplanes and sectioning

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