Use SOLIDWORKS Simulation software to obtain weight, strength, factor of safety, and frequency constraints to drive optimized topology in your design.
Automate Your Design Topology Decisions
Whether optimizing existing designs to cut weight, or quickly gaining insight on new projects, Topology Study offers designers many new options to speed the development of highly optimized products. Many designs have constraints that go beyond stiffness and weight. Design failure from frequency response is a very common issue.
Topology Study in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium software includes a frequency constraint to insure the resulting topology will meet your design’s vibration requirements. Users can specify a single or multiple mode shapes and have options for frequency ranges to stay within or exclude. Additionally, users can apply a stress or factor of safety constraint to insure the resulting topology will meet this design goal. Using the compare results tool, we can quickly visualize the topology differences from adding the 150 hertz minimum frequency constrain.
Finally, now smoothed mesh results can be directly exported to a solid mesh body for easier use in downstream processes. With Topology Study, finding the ideal shape to meet your design requirements is easier and faster than ever, speeding the design to manufacture process.
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional enables you to optimize your design, determine product mechanical resistance, product durability, topology, natural frequencies, and test heat transfer and buckling instabilities. It can also perform sequential multi-physics simulations.
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional powerful capabilities includes temperature distributions from a static or transient thermal analysis that can be included in a linear static analysis allowing for the effects of material thermal expansion in the stress calculations. For products that experience vibration in their working environment, a frequency analysis will determine the product’s natural modes of vibration to limit the possibility of resonance which can dramatically shorten component life.
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