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SOLIDWORKS Nonlinear Simulation

Linear Vs Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis Explained

For some designers, finite element analysis (FEA) can feel like a complicated venture. The truth is, if you know SOLIDWORKS, you already have the background to take advantage of simulation capabilities, and using Linear vs Nonlinear analyses. Both Linear Static and Nonlinear analyses provide limitless…

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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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SOLIDWORKS Nonlinear Simulation 2016 Releasing Prescribed Displacement

The better simulation software is the one with more capability to mimic the realistic engineering phenomena. Imagine that you have a nonlinear analysis with a load that varies with time, however, you do not want to have any load for a certain period of time…

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SOLIDWORKS User-Defined Materials

If you use a material from the SOLIDWORKS database, you are limited in how you can change the material properties. However, SOLIDWORKS User-Defined Materials allow you to apply custom material properties. Various material model types are accessible in SOLIDWORKS custom material such as Linear Elastic Isotropic, Linear Elastic…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Incremental Nonlinear Simulation Results

In SOLIDWORKS Simulation you can visualize intermediate results during an Incremental Nonlinear Simulation. By getting visual feedback of the results as the simulation progresses, you can make decisions to either stop the simulation and make adjustments to the input, or let the solver proceed with the…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Nonlinear Analysis – Stepping Options

One of the most daunting tasks in creating nonlinear simulations is the proper settings of the time stepping options. This article will look at some recommendations for adjusting the time stepping options. The Nonlinear Autostepping Option In general, the Automatic (autostepping) option is recommended. This…

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What is the Singularity Elimination Factor?

Singularity Error

Often times, when running a nonlinear static analysis, we receive an error shown in the image below. One of the solutions presented is to change the singularity elimination factor (SEF). So what is this SEF and what does it do? The Singularity Elimination Factor (SEF)…

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