SOLIDWORKS Simulation Dynamics

Analyzing structures subjected to various types of dynamic loading

Training Course Contents

This course is targeted for the users who would like to become productive in analyzing structures subjected to various types of dynamic loading. The material covered includes the time dependent analysis(force loads as well as motion shock loading examples), harmonic analysis and random vibration analysis (MILS-STD-810F example is included).

Who should attend:

Designed for users who would like to become productive fast, the advanced course offers hands-on experience on the use of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Dynamics module included with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium.

This training course will help you to:

  • Understand the response of a structure over time during and after the application of a load.
  • Understand how dynamic loads such as people, wind, waves, traffic, earthquakes, or blasts can effect your design.

Course Info at a glance

In-class 2 day course (6 hours/day)

Or Online 4 days (4 hours/day)

Intermediate Level

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Requirements & Benefits


At least 1 month using software

Able to take time out for training

Features Targeted

Frequency & Harmonic Analysis

Random Vibration Analysis

Response Spectrum Analysis

Skills you will acquire

How to run MIL spec analysis

Know when Dynamic Analysis is needed

Know the difference between Static and Dynamic solutions

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Dynamics Lessons

The following lessons are included in the course

Lesson 1: Vibration of a Pipe Objectives

  • Problem Description
  • Static Analysis
  • Frequency Analysis
    • Discussion
  • Dynamic Analysis (Slow Force)
    • Linear Dynamic Analysis
  • Summary
  • Questions

Lesson 2: Transient Shock Analysis According to MILS-STD-810G

  • Objectives
  • Problem Description
    • Mass Participation Factor
    • Cumulative Mass Participation Factor
    • Damping
    • Viscous Damping
    • Time Step
  • Model with Remote Mass
    • Remote Mass
  • Summary
  • Questions

Lesson 3: Harmonic Analysis of a Bracket

  • Objectives
  • Project Description
    • Harmonic Analysis Basics
    • Single DOF Oscillator
  • Harmonic Analysis of a Bracket
    • Harmonic Study Properties
  • Summary
  • Questions

Lesson 4: Response Spectrum Analysis

  • Objectives
  • Response Spectrum Analysis
  • Response Spectrum
    • Response Spectrum Analysis Procedure
  • Project Description
    • Response Spectrum Input
    • Mode Combination Method
  • Summary
  • Questions

Lesson 5: Random Vibration Analysis According to MIL-STD-810G

  • Objectives
  • Project Description
    • Distributed Mass
    • Random Vibration Analysis
    • Power Spectral Density Function
    • Overall Level of Acceleration PSD
    • Decibels
    • Random Study Properties
    • Advanced Options
    • RMS Results
    • PSD Results
    • 1s, 2s, 3s, … Results
  • Summary
  • Questions
  • Exercise 1: Random Vibration Analysis of an Electronics Enclosure
  • Exercise 2: Circuit Board Fatigue Estimates

Lesson 6: Random Vibration Fatigue

  • Objectives
  • Project Description
    • Random Vibration Fatigue
    • Material Properties, S-N Curve
    • Random Vibration Fatigue Options
  • Summary
  • Questions

Lesson 7: Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of an Electronic Enclosure

  • Objectives
  • Project Description
  • Linear Dynamic Analysis
  • Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis
    • Linear vs. Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis
    • Rayleigh Damping
    • Time Integration Methods
    • Iterative Methods
    • Discussion
  • Summary
  • Questions

Training Methods

Choose from three different training methods available to you

SOLIDWORKS Group Training

Group/Public Training

Receive SOLIDWORKS training as a group in a traditional classroom environment.

Classes can be taken in one of our 12 training locations across Canada using SOLIDWORKS approved training content and methodologies.

  • Cost effective training method.
  • Leave the office to concentrate on learning.
  • Learn more through group questions and feedback.
SOLIDWORKS Online Training

Live Online Training

With our online training you will experience an interactive learning environment where you can give feedback, gain access to the SOLIDWORKS training files and get time to work on training exercises.

  • Online courses are typically half day sessions.
  • More effective than video based training, with recorded videos learners are often not as focused on the training and skip exercises.
SOLIDWORKS Onsite Training

Onsite at your location

Receive training at your place of work. This style of flexible training is perfect for teams or individuals who are faced with a specific challenge and require personalized courses with on-the-job coaching.

  • Use our state-of-the-art mobile classroom at your facility.
  • Bring your team up to a consistent level of knowledge by having them take the same training at the same time.
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling options.

Upcoming Classes

Choose a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium Dynamics class from the list below

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    Wednesday, 15th May, 20244 Days (4 hours/day)OnlineGet a Quote
    Wednesday, 17th July, 20244 Days (4 hours/day)OnlineGet a Quote
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