Nonlinear Analysis – Stress / Strain Curves for Material Models

Non-linear Analysis Featured

Depending on the settings, nonlinear analysis may require the input of stress / strain curves. When that is the case, the curve should be entered using the correct definition/values for stress and strain. As a matter of fact, several definitions of stress exist: true stress, ... Read More

SolidWorks Composer Kinematic Link [VIDEO]

Kinematic Link

SolidWorks Composer does not support mates like SolidWorks and SolidWorks mates are not transferred to Composer during the import process. Mating relationships between actors must be re-created in Composer. In most cases, linear and rotational translations should suffice for ... Read More

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Geometry Selection Tips for No Penetration Contact Set in SolidWorks Simulation


When creating No Penetration Contact Sets in SolidWorks Simulation, the selected geometrical entities can be used either as Source (Set 1, indicated by a blue colour) or Target (Set 2, indicated by a pink colour) for the defined contact set. When you define a contact between Face ... Read More

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Nonlinear Analysis – Stepping Options


One of the most daunting tasks in creating nonlinear simulations is the proper settings of the time stepping options. This article will look at some recommendations for adjusting the time stepping options. The Nonlinear Autostepping Option In general, the Automatic ... Read More

What is the Singularity Elimination Factor?

Singularity Error

Often times, when running a nonlinear static analysis, we receive an error shown in the image below. One of the solutions presented is to change the singularity elimination factor (SEF). So what is this SEF and what does it do? The Singularity Elimination Factor (SEF) ... Read More