SOLIDWORKS Simulation Nonlinear

Instructor Led Analysis Training Course

This class will raise your SOLIDWORKS Simulation FEA skills to the next level! It 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. 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 nonlinear 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.

 

Course details and prerequisites:

Take In-class: 2 Days
OR Online: 4 Days (3 hours/day)
Type: Instructor Led
Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites:

After the training you will be able to:
  • Test your parts and assemblies for a variety of different nonlinear situations
  • Apply nonlinear materials
  • View nonlinear analysis results and understand the effects to your SOLIDWORKS designs

 

Course Outline

Introduction

  • About This Course                                        
    • Prerequisites                                          
    • Course Design Philosophy                               
    • Course Length                                        
    • Using this Book                                       
    • Laboratory Exercises                                   
    • About the Training Files                                  
    • User Interface Appearance                                
    • Conventions Used in this Book                             
    • Use of Colour                                           
  • What is SOLIDWORKS Simulation?                          
    • Premium: Nonlinear                                     
  • More SOLIDWORKS Training Resources                      
    • Local User Groups                                    

Introduction to Nonlinear Structural Analysis          

  • Introduction
  • Types of Nonlinearities           
  • Geometric Nonlinearities                               
  • Material Nonlinearities                                 
  • Solving Nonlinear Problems                                

Geometric Nonlinear Analysis                                             

  • Introduction
  • Small Displacement Analysis                                
  • Large Displacement Analysis                                
  • Finite Strain Analysis                                      
  • Large Deflection Analysis                                  
  • References                                             

Material Models and Constitutive Relations

  • Introduction                                            
  • Elastic Models                    
    • Linear Elastic Model                                  
    • Nonlinear Elastic Model                               
    • Hyper-elastic Models                                  
  • Elasto-Plastic Models                                     
    • Basic Characteristics                                  
    • Essential Concepts of Elasto-plasticity                    
    • Elasto-Plastic Models                                   
  • Super Elastic Nitinol Model                                
    • Flow Rule                                           
  • Linear Visco-Elastic Model                                
  • Creep Model                                            
  • References                                             

Numerical Procedures for Nonlinear FEA

  • Overview        
  • Incremental Control Techniques                            
    • Force Control Method                                 
    • Displacement Control Method                            
    • Arc-length Control Method                             
  • Iterative Methods                                         
    • Newton-Raphson (NR)                                 
    • Modified Newton-Raphson (MNR)                       
  • Termination Criteria                                      
  • References                                             

Contact Analysis Introduction                                            

  • Global Contact / Gap Conditions                            
  • Local Contact / Gap Conditions                             
  • Troubleshooting for Gap / Contact Problems                   
  • References                                             

Lesson 1: Large Displacement Analysis

  • Objective
  • Case Study: Hose Clamp
  • Problem Statement
    • Stages in the Process
  • Linear Static Analysis
    • Auxiliary Boundary Conditions
    • Solvers
    • Geometrically Linear Analysis: Limitations
  • Nonlinear Static Study
    • Curves (Load Functions)
    • Fixed Incrementation
    • Large Displacement Option: Nonlinear Analysis
    • Analysis Failure: Large Load Step
    • Fixed Time Incrementation Disadvantages
    • Autostepping Incrementation
    • Autostepping Parameters and Options
    • Advanced Options: Step/Tolerance Options
  • Linear Static Study (Large Displacement)
  • Summary
  • Questions

Lesson 2: Incremental Control Techniques

  • Objective
  • Incremental Control Techniques                            
    • Force Control                                        
    • Displacement Control                                  
  • Case Study: Trampoline                                   
  • Project Description                                       
    • Stages in the Process                                  
  • Linear Analysis                                          
    • Membrane Structures                                    
  • Nonlinear Analysis - Force Control                            
    • Initial Instability of Thin Flat Membranes                  
    • Restart Function                                      
    • Analysis Progress Dialog Box                             
    • Analytical Results for Membranes                        
  • Nonlinear Analysis - Displacement Control                  
    • Displacement Control Method: Displacement Restraints     
    • Single Degree of Freedom Control Limitation              
    • Loading Mode in Displacement Control Method             
  • Summary                                             
  • Questions                                               

Lesson 3: Nonlinear Static Buckling Analysis

  • Objective     
  • Case Study: Cylindrical Shell                            
  • Problem Statement                                   
    • Stages in the Process                             
  • Linear Buckling                                        
    • Linear Buckling: Assumptions and Limitations           
  • Linear Static Study                                     
  • Nonlinear Symmetrical Buckling                          
    • Arc Length: Parameters                               
    • Discussion                                         
    • Symmetrical vs Asymmetrical Equilibrium, Bifurcation Point                                   
  • Nonlinear Asymmetrical Buckling                         
  • Summary                                            
  • Questions                                             
  • Exercise 1: Nonlinear Analysis of a Shelf                  
    • Problem Statement                              
    • Linear Buckling Analysis                             
    • Nonlinear Buckling Analysis                           
    • Discussion                                         
    • Summary                                          
  • Exercise 2: Nonlinear Analysis of Remote Control Button       
    • Problem Statement                                  
    • Summary                                          

Lesson 4: Plastic Deformation

  • Objective                     
  • Plastic Deformation                            
  • Case Study: Paper Clip                               
  • Problem Statement                                   
    • Stages in the Process                                
  • Linear Elastic                                          
  • Nonlinear - von Mises                                   
  • Nonlinear - Tresca’s                                     
    • Discussion                                        
  • Stress Accuracy (Optional)                             
    • Mesh Sectioning                                    
  • Summary                                             
  • Questions                                            
  • Exercise 3: Stress Analysis of a Beam Using Nonlinear Elastic Material                           
    • Problem Statement                             
    • Summary                                       
  • Exercise 4: Oil Well Pipe Connection                      
    • Problem Description                                   
    • Materials                                          
    • Loading Conditions                                 
    • Goal                                              

Lesson 5: Hardening Rules                                            

  • Objective
  • Hardening Rules                                     
  • Case Study: Crank Arm                                
  • Problem Statement                                     
    • Stages in the Process                               
  • Isotropic Hardening                                     
    • Discussion                                         
  • Kinematic Hardening                                   
    • Discussion                                         
  • Summary                                             
  • Questions                                            

Lesson 6: Analysis of Elastomers                                              

  • Objective
  • Case Study: Rubber Pipe           
  • Problem Statement                               
    • Stages in the Process                               
  • Two Constant Mooney-Rivlin (1 Material Curve)              
    • Coefficient of Determination                           
  • 2 Constant Mooney-Rivlin (2 Material Curves)               
  • 2 Constant Mooney-Rivlin (3 Material Curves)                
  • 6 Constant Mooney-Rivlin (3 Material Curves)               
  • Summary                                             
  • Questions                                              

Lesson 7: Nonlinear Contact Analysis                                            

  • Objective
  • Case Study: Rubber Tube                                 
  • Problem Statement                                     
    • Instability in Assemblies                              
    • Stabilization                                       
    • Releasing Prescribed Displacement                      
    • Validity and Limitations of Static Analysis               
  • Summary                                              
  • Questions                                             
  • Exercise 5: Gear Assembly                              
    • Problem Description                                  
    • Materials                                           
    • Loading Conditions                                
    • Goal                                           
  • Exercise 6: Ring                                        
    • Problem Description                                  
    • Materials                                          
    • Loading Conditions                                
    • Goal                                             

Lesson 8: Metal Forming                                               

  • Objective
  • Bending                                             
  • Case Study: Sheet Bending                               
  • Problem Statement                                    
    • Stages in the Process                                 
    • Plane Strain                                         
    • Large Strain Formulation Option                        
    • Convergence Problems                                
    • Automatic Stepping Problems                          
    • Discussion                                          
    • Small Strain Vs Large Strain Formulations              
    • Summary                                          
    • Questions                                             
  • Exercise 7: Large strain contact simulation - Flanging           
    • Problem Description                                  
    • Materials                                           
    • Loading Conditions                                  
    • Goal                                              

Appendix A: True and Engineering Stress and Strain

  • Engineering Stress and Strain                              
  • True Stress and Strain                                    
  • References