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WHAT IS THE SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION CLASS?

This three-day training course is designed to get users up to speed and productive quickly within the SOLIDWORKS Simulation tool. The course provides an in-depth overview of the basics of Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Our instructors not only cover the entire analysis process, but also delve into best practices of running and setting up simulation studies.

 

WHO IS THIS COURSE DESIGNED FOR?

This course is designed for Design Professionals with SOLIDWORKS experience who want to run virtual testing and analysis on their models in order to reduce time-to-market and prototyping costs.

 

WHY SHOULD I TAKE THE SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION TRAINING COURSE FROM DASI SOLUTIONS?

The course at DASI Solutions is customized for Industry professionals and Academia. Our instructors go beyond the button clicks and instill best practices to ensure students get the most out of the class and their simulation studies. The course combines walkthrough tutorials and hands-on exercises to help users fully understand the best practices in simulation.

 

HOW MUCH DOES THIS COURSE COST?

Standard classroom training costs $1,795 per student.

 

*This course is part of the curriculum for the DASI Solutions Apprenticeship Program, certified by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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TRAINING CLASS AGENDA

 

Introduction:

What is SOLIDWORKS Simulation?
What is Finite Element Analysis?
Build Mathematical Model
Build Finite Element Model
Solve Finite Element Model
Analyzing Results
Errors in FEA
Finite Elements
Degrees of Freedom
Calculations in FEA
Interpreting FEA Results
Units of Measurement
Limitations of SOLIDWORKS Simulation

1 The Analysis Process

The Process
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Options
Pre-Processing
Meshing
Processing
Multiple Studies
Reports

2 Mesh Controls, Stress Concentrations
and Boundary Conditions

Mesh Control
Understanding the Effect of Boundary Conditions

3 Assembly Analysis with Contacts

Contact Analysis
Pliers with Local Contact

4 Symmetrical and Free Self-
Equilibrated Assemblies

Shrink Fit Parts
Analysis with Soft Springs

5 Assembly Analysis with Connectors
and Mesh Refinement

Connecting Components
Connectors
Mesh Control in an Assembly
Draft Quality Coarse Mesh Analysis
High Quality Mesh Analysis

6 Compatible / Incompatible Meshes

Compatible Meshing
Incompatible Meshing

 

 

 

7 Analysis of Thin Components

Thin Components
Mesh with Solid Elements
Refined Solid Mesh
Solid vs Shell
Creating Shell Elements
Shell Elements - Mid-Plane Surface
Results Comparison

8 Mixed Meshing Shells and Solids

9 Beam Elements - Analysis of a
Conveyor Frame

10 Mixed Meshing Solids, Beams, Shells

Mixed Meshing
Beam Imprint

11 Design Study

Multiple Load Cases
Geometry Modification

12 Thermal Stress Analysis

Examining Results in Local Coordinate Systems
Saving Model in its Deformed Shape

13 Adaptive Meshing

h-Adaptivity Study
p-Adaptivity Study
h vs p Elements - Summary

14 Large Displacement Analysis

Small vs Large Displacement Analysis
Small Displacement Linear Analysis
Large Displacement Nonlinear Analysis

Appendix A: Meshing, Solves, Tips

Meshing Strategies
Geometry Preparation
Mesh Quality
Mesh Controls
Meshing Stages
Failure Diagnostics
Tips for Using Shell Elements
Hardware Considerations in Meshing
Solvers in SOLIDWORKS Simulation
Choosing a Solver