SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018

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 determine if the stress is real, or if it is…

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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 Simulation. Thicknesses assigned to shell and surface bodies. Composite shells…

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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 2017 and prior versions, you had to create 4 pin…

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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 either a text *.txt file, or a comma/space delimited *.csv…

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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. Proudman’s approach yield acoustic power due to unit volume of isotropic turbulence…

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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 a gas (any pair of fluids belonging to gases, or…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Dismiss Message

New in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 is the ability to dismiss pop-up messages.  For example every time you re-mesh a model after the study had already been solved, you get the pop-up warning that the previous results would be deleted.  You can now select ‘Do not show again’ so it no longer keeps coming up on…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Email Notifications for Completed Studies

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 now includes the ability to automatically send notification emails to track the status of your studies.  The email setup can be found under Simulation > Options > System Options tab > Email Notification settings.  Here you are required to provide the email server information for SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Email Notifications. The following…

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