FEA Fundamental Suite Training


Duration: 5.0 Day/s
Prerequisites:Knowledge of SOLIDWORKS and basic mechanical engineering concepts is recommended.

This course is designed to speed up the productive rate of SOLIDWORKS users, with the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional analysis package. The 5-day training class provides an in-depth coverage on the basics of Finite Element Analysis (FEA), covering the entire process from meshing to evaluation of results for parts and assemblies. It discusses linear stress analysis covering the entire analysis process from meshing to evaluation of results for parts and assemblies, gap/contact analysis, and best practices. 4th day covers heat transfer analysis, frequency analysis, fatigue, stability analysis based on linear buckling concepts, 2D simulations (plane stress, strain and axisymmetry) and pressure vessel modulus. Examples of parts and assemblies including those with various gap/contact conditions are reviewed.


Course Outline

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  • Lesson 1: The Analysis Process
  • Lesson 2: Mesh Controls, Stress Concentrations and Boundary Conditions
  • Lesson 3: Assembly Analysis with Contacts
  • Lesson 4: Symmetrical and Free Self-Equilibrated Assemblies
  • Lesson 5: Assembly Analysis with Connectors and Mesh Refinement
  • Lesson 6: Compatible / Incompatible Meshes
  • Lesson7: Analysis of Thin Components
  • Lesson 8: Mixed Meshing Shells and Solids
  • Lesson 9: Beam Elements – Analysis of a Conveyor Frame
  • Lesson 10: Mixed Meshing Solids, Beams & Shells
  • Lesson 11: Design Study
  • Lesson 12: Thermal Stress Analysis
  • Lesson 13: Adaptive Meshing
  • Lesson 14: Large Displacement Analysis
  • Appendix A – Meshing, Solvers, and Tips and Tricks
  • Appendix B – Customer Help and Assistance

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  • Lesson 1: Frequency Analysis of Parts
  • Lesson 2: Frequency Analysis of Assemblies
  • Lesson 3: Buckling Analysis
  • Lesson 4: Load Cases
  • Lesson 5: Submodeling
  • Lesson 6: Thermal Analysis
  • Lesson 7: Thermal Analysis with Radiation
  • Lesson 8: Advanced Thermal Stress2D Simplification
  • Lesson 9: Fatigue Analysis
  • Lesson 10: Variable Amplitude Fatigue
  • Lesson 11: Drop Test Analysis
  • Lesson 12: Optimization Analysis
  • Lesson 13: Pressure Vessel Analysis