Articles by: Mersedeh Zandvakili

Mersedeh Zandvakili is a SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Applications Expert, based in the Javelin Oakville Head Office.

Heat Flux Singularities in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Stress singularities are an inherent part of all FEA analyses and they are inevitable in the case of sharp re-entrant corners and edges as well as loads and fixtures that are applied to entities with zero surface area (such as edges and vertices). In such…

How to use Thermal Radiation in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Thermal radiation is the emission of thermal energy from bodies due to their temperature. This energy is transferred as electromagnetic waves and is emitted by all bodies that have a temperature above absolute zero. Radiation is very significant at high temperatures as the amount of…

Simulating Hydrostatic Pressure in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation lets you create studies that review the effects of hydrostatic pressure of a fluid in a model. The displacements and stresses caused by hydrostatic pressures can be calculated by applying non-uniform force distribution. In the example below, the stresses caused by hydrostatic pressure…

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Using Symmetry in your SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Studies

The size of your SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation studies can be drastically reduced by using symmetry to simplify the study. Symmetric studies saves you time and resources by reducing mesh generation. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation creates mirrored results for symmetric studies. In order to use the symmetry…

Problem Exiting Design Tables in SOLIDWORKS?

Please note that this issue is not reproducible in Office 365 releases starting with Version 2004 (Build 12730.20270) released on May 12, 2020. There is currently a compatibility issue between Microsoft Excel based Design Tables in SOLIDWORKS and some versions of Microsoft Excel. These versions…

How to use SOLIDWORKS Thermal Simulation Results in a Static Stress Analysis

Did you know that you can use the results of your thermal simulation in your static stress analysis? The temperature fields from the thermal simulation can be imported and applied to your static analysis, therefore you can see the effects of the applied temperatures on…

Do you need to create a Local Bonded Contact Set for SOLIDWORKS Simulation Shell Bodies?

Let’s assume you have a SOLIDWORKS simulation study and you have decided to represent your model using shell elements to optimize your resources. The two bodies that are modeled with shell elements are going to be rigidly bonded to each other in your actual model….

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When to use 2D Simplification for SOLIDWORKS Thermal Simulation Studies

Utilizing the 2D simplification method reduces the size of your SOLIDWORKS simulation thermal studies drastically and allows you to use a more refined mesh in order to achieve more accurate results. Many 3 dimensional problems can be represented in 2D without loosing the accuracy of…

Modifying a Joint Group for Beam Elements in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

When setting up your SOLIDWORKS Simulation Study with beam elements, you may sometimes need to modify the joint group that connects the structural member together. This modification can be done only for a single joint (to add or remove a member from that joint), or…