3 day training course, $1,750

This course is designed to make SOLIDWORKS users productive more quickly with the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Bundle. This course will provide an in-depth coverage on the basics of Finite Element Analysis (FEA), covering the entire analysis process from meshing to evaluation of results for parts and assemblies. The class discusses linear stress analysis, gap/contact analysis, and best practices.

Who Should Attend: 
All SOLIDWORKS Simulation users wishing to create better designs in SOLIDWORKS by performing analysis and evaluating the behavior of their parts and assemblies under actual service conditions.

The topics covered in this course are:

Recommended Prerequisites:
- Attended SOLIDWORKS Essentials or equivalent level of knowledge
- Knowledge of basic mechanical engineering concepts

About This Course 
What is SOLIDWORKS Simulation? 
What Is Finite Element Analysis? 
Build Mathematical Model 
Build Finite Element Model 
Solve Finite Element Model 
Analyze Results 
Errors in FEA 
Finite Elements 
simulation-training-thumb2-201Degrees of Freedom 
Calculations in FEA 
Interpretation of FEA Results 
Units of Measurement 
Limitations of SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Lesson 1: The Analysis Process 
The Analysis Process 
Case Study: Stress in a Plate 
Project Description 
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Options 
Multiple Studies 

Lesson 2: Mesh Controls, Stress Concentrations and Boundary Conditions 
Mesh Control 
Case Study: The L Bracket 
Project Description 
Case Study: Analysis of Bracket with a Fillet 
Case Study: Analysis of a Welded Bracket 
Understanding the Effect of Boundary Conditions

Lesson 3: Assembly Analysis with Contacts 
Contact Analysis 
Case Study: Pliers with Global Contact 
Pliers with Local Contact

Lesson 4: Symmetrical and Free Self-Equilibrated Assemblies 
Shrink Fit Parts 
Case Study: Shrink Fit 
Project Description 
Analysis with Soft Springs

Lesson 5: Assembly Analysis with Connectors and Mesh Refinement 
Connecting Components 
Mesh Control in an Assembly 
Case Study: Cardan Joint 
Problem Statement 
Part 1: Draft Quality Coarse Mesh Analysis 
Part 2: High Quality Mesh Analysis

Lesson 6: Compatible/Incompatible Meshes 
Compatible / Incompatible Meshing 
Case Study: Rotor

Lesson 7: Analysis of Thin Components 
Thin Components 
Case Study: Pulley 
Part 1: Mesh with Solid Elements 
Part 2: Refined Solid Mesh 
Solid vs. Shell 
Creating Shell Elements 
Part 3: Shell Elements - Mid-plane Surface 
Results Comparison 
Case Study: Joist Hanger

Lesson 8: Mixed Meshing Shells & Solids 
Mixed Meshing Solids and Shells 
Case Study: Pressure Vessel

Lesson 9: Mixed Meshing Solids, Beams & Shells 
Mixed Meshing 
Case Study: Particle Separator 
Beam imprint

Lesson 10: Submodeling 
Submodeling Basics 
Case Study: Scaffolding 
Part 1: Parent Study 
Part 2: Child Study

Lesson 11: Design Study 
Case Study: Suspension Design 
Part 1: Multiple Load Cases 
Part 2: Geometry Modification

Lesson 12: Thermal Stress Analysis 
Thermal Stress Analysis 
Case Study: Bimetallic Strip 
Examining Results in Local Coordinate Systems 
Saving Model in its Deformed Shape

Lesson 13: Adaptive Meshing 
Adaptive Meshing 
Case Study: Support Bracket 
h-Adaptivity Study 
p-Adaptivity Study 
h vs. p Elements - Summary

Lesson 14: Large Displacement Analysis 
Small vs. Large Displacement Analysis 
Case Study: Clamp 
Part 1: Small Displacement Linear Analysis 
Part 2: Large Displacement Nonlinear Analysis