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Siavash Khajehhasani

Siavash is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Oakville, Ontario office.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study

The SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study included in the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional version simplifies structural topology investigations with a goal-driven approach to mathematically alter the stiffness of the meshed geometry.  Assuming linear static loading designers and engineers specify target mass reduction and the delivered results show…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Mesh Refinement for Stress Singularities Hot Spot Diagnostic

Stress Singularity

The Stress Hot Spot Diagnostic Tool introduced in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 helps engineers find hot spot regions in their model and possibly look for a potential ‘stress singularity’. In SOLIDWORKS 2018, this process has been enhanced to reduce the manual mesh refinement process in order to…

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 Axial Periodicity

In SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 you can reduce the analysis time when analyzing fluid flow (or conjugate heat transfer) in models consisting of axial periodic

In SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 you can reduce the analysis time when analyzing fluid flow (or conjugate heat transfer) in models consisting of axial periodic features. Using this Axial Periodicity you need to calculate the fluid flow only for a sector instead of the entire…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Mass Properties Sensor

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Mass Properties Sensor

One of the enhancements in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 was ‘Simulation Mass Properties’. Wherein, you could calculate mass properties of all or selected bodies included in a Simulation study. The Mass Properties tool considers: Solid, beam, and sheet metal bodies with their material definitions assigned in…

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 Plot Callouts

Now in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 we can show the minimum and maximum values in callouts for cut and surface plots.  

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Improved Pin Connector

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Pin Connector

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 pin connector has been enhanced. Now you can define a pin connector through more than two cylindrical surfaces in one definition. An improved user interface allows the definition of a single pin connector applied to multiple cylindrical faces (maximum ten). For instance, in…

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 Colour Bar and Component Explore Enhancement

One of the graphical enhancements for result plots in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 is colour bar. Colour Bar Now the colour bar can be oriented horizontally. Furthermore, the values can be displayed in logarithmic scale. These can be accessed by right clicking on the colour…

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 Full Template

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Template

Now in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 you can save all project data to a template, such as boundary conditions, sources, and goals. This makes it easier to copy projects from model to model. A comparison between a SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation template in 2017 and 2018 is depicted below:…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 can now Plot Imported Results

Plot Imported Results

In SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018, you can now create simulation result plots by importing data from an external file. Here is an example, the stress results at a cutout location are saved and sorted into a *.csv file. Please note that the input file can be…

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 adds Noise Prediction

Noise prediction capability is available in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018. The ‘Acoustic Power’ option activates the calculation of a noise level prediction. This acoustic power level uses the “Proudman’s formula” for calculation. This formula is one of the known steady-state approaches in Computational Fluid Dynamics….

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 Introduces Free Surface Simulation (Part 1: Theory)

Immiscible Fluids

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 allows you to model the flow of two immiscible fluids with a free surface. Liquids are considered as immiscible if they are completely insoluble in each other. A free surface is an interface between immiscible fluids, for example, a liquid and…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Factor of Safety Plot for Nonlinear Static Studies

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Nonlinear FoS Plot

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 includes the ability to define a factor of safety (FoS) plot for Nonlinear Static studies. Herein, the factor of safety plot is extended to nonlinear static studies. Once a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Nonlinear static analysis completes, you can create a factor of safety plot…

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Become a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Expert with our new Advanced Update Course

Our new 2 day SOLIDWORKS Simulation Advanced Update FEA training course is focused directly on the advanced FEA and simulation concepts within SOLIDWORKS Simulation software, including all the features you wish you had known about before, along with content from the most recent releases of SOLIDWORKS Simulation.   The Advanced…

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The best choice for Global Contact in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

This is one of the most frequently asked questions in SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Is there any better choice for Global Contact in SOLIDWORKS Simulation? There are three different types of Global Contact in SOLIDWORKS Simulation as shown in the figure below: No Penetration, Bonded and Allow Penetration In general,…

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How to reduce SOLIDWORKS load time for models containing Simulation data

Is it taking too long to load SOLIDWORKS models that contain simulation data? If so, then you should reduce SOLIDWORKS load time by utilizing a performance enhancement introduced to SOLIDWORKS Simulation in the 2014 release. Using a simulation system option, you can control when simulation results are loaded. So if you are opening a large SOLIDWORKS file,…

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