DESCRIPTION: Learn the basics of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and the entire analysis process from meshing to evaluation of results for parts and assemblies. The class discusses linear stress analysis, gap & contact analysis, and best practices. Includes a manual.
PREREQUISITES: SOLIDWORKS Essentials or Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) and basic mechanical engineering concepts
The Analysis Process
Mesh Controls, Stress Concentrations and Boundary Conditions
Assembly Analysis with Interactions
Symmetrical and Free Self-Equilibrated Assemblies
Assembly Analysis with Connectors and Mesh Refinement
Bonded Mesh Options
Analysis of Thin Components
Mixed Meshing Shells & Solids
Beam Elements: Analysis of a Conveyor Frame
Mixed Meshing Solids, Beams & Shells
Thermal Stress Analysis
Mesh and Under-Restrained Troubleshooting Techniques
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