SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Tech Tips and Tutorials for Simulation, FEA, and CFD Applications

SOLIDWORKS Mass Overrides with Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Mass Override

In some situations, the mass of a component may not match the real world value.  This would be caused by either an improper mass density of the material assigned, or the volumetric geometry is not identical to the physical component.  The most common source is from imported geometry that is missing components or detail. Within…

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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 locations, due to mathematical errors, the value of stress increase…

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How to use Thermal Radiation in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Thermal Radiation

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 radiated power is proportional to the fourth power of the…

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Using SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation to design a safe face shield

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Face Shield

Javelin Technologies is partnering with Canadian hospitals to collaborate, develop, manufacture, and rapidly deploy personal protective equipment to front-line workers across Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety is the highest priority. We are focused on making sure the face shields are sterilizable, reusable, and compliant with regulatory requirements. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is the first step….

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Simulating Hydrostatic Pressure in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

hydrostatic pressure 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 in a bucket filled with water are investigated. The height…

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Using Symmetry in your SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Studies

solidworks flow simulation symmetry

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 in flow simulation, both the geometry and the boundary conditions…

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Increase Your SOLIDWORKS Simulation Linear Static Productivity in Six Minutes

Linear static analysis

If SOLIDWORKS Linear Static Analysis is top of mind when you hear simulation, this video is for you. In less than six minutes, you’ll learn how to fuel engineering problem solving and innovation with these capabilities: Parametric Optimization to explore variations of a wide range of parameters including multiple CAD dimensions, Boundary Conditions, and Material…

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation demonstrates how social distancing helps limit the spread of COVID-19

Simulate virus spread

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software can analyze and simulate real-life fluid and heat transfer behavior of products. By using CFD, you can also analyze real-life scenarios, including how a virus can easily spread when people are in close proximity. Simulation software can also contribute to bringing innovative medical devices to market faster,…

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Changing the Direction of a Beam in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

When you model a beam in SOLIDWORKS, you can set up the cross section to align with the default coordinate system. The contrived beam shown below was modeled with the bottom face parallel to the x axis: If a simulation study is created and the beam is modeled using beam elements, SOLIDWORKS Simulation will automatically…

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