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Peter is correct. I toggled on and off the option to exclude the body from the study, remeshed and it ran fine. Thanks!
1 hour ago
I modeled a beam (fully restrained on both ends) via a solid meshing (hence not considered as a physical beam by the software, but as a solid). When I run the simulation, I get the right value for the total displacement (wL^4/(384EI)). However, I don’t get the correct value for the stress on the extreme fiber of the beam, at mid-span. Indeed, with my hand calculations, I get twice the stress that solidworks gives me.
1 hour ago
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1 hour ago
I modeled a beam (fully restrained on both ends) via a solid meshing (hence not considered as a physical beam by the software, but as a solid). When I run the simulation, I get the right value for the total displacement (wL^4/(384EI)). However, I don’t get the correct value for the stress on the extreme fiber of the beam, at mid-span. Indeed, with my hand calculations, I get twice the stress that solidworks gives me.
2 hours ago
I am simulating a rubber, which is formed as a ring. The ring is oppressed by a peace of metal which has nearly the radius of the rubber-ring. (exactly the radius of the ring ist a Little bit smaller than the radius of the metal). See the following pictures.
2 hours ago
I´m having problems with adding heat generation rate(W/m3) as a function of x-direction in solidworks thermal simulation. I´m looking forward for your help.
3 hours ago
I am currently working on a university assignment that involves doing a motion analysis on a Whitworth quick return mechanism that is used in a shaping machine, I have done mathematical analysis in order to obtain plots of the reciprocating rams displacement, velocity and acceleration, now I am looking to verify these results with a SolidWorks motion analysis study. I have created the simplified model pictured below and set up a motion analysis study in order to drive the system at a constant
19 hours ago
I've been studying SolidWorks Simulation... The books about my doubt teach that at least one part of the assembly (pair of parts) has to be a shell element and the edge that is target of the weld has to be on the shell. Satisfied these conditions, the software can analyse forces and sinalize if the weld conector will or not support the strength. So, why doesn't this tool work with solid elements?
22 hours ago
I currently use Mentor graphics FloEFD (getting Solidworks simulation soon) to thermally simulate automotive LED lamps. We have the LED module but don't find it very useful because the few Pre-defined LED's in the database we don't use therefore we have to use the two resistor function like in Solidworks. (very inaccurate) Does anybody know where I can get the RC ladder data for LED's?
23 hours ago
Good morning, I'm using Flow Simulation on an anemometer project, I need to do simulations at various angles, but I always have to rotate the part 10 degrees in 10 degrees around the Y and Z axis, is there a way to program to automatically rotate the flow of air or the part? Thank you! Tags:none(add)flow simulation 2016
1 day ago
In SW Simulation, is there a way to put a Safety Factor value? Its easy to update the analysis if the client says they want a factor of 1.75 instead of 2. If I understand correctly: You want to define the desired output instead of the input?
1 day ago
Hi, I have been trying to animate the motion of a tube with wires whereas there is a variation in tension or the wires are pulled, the motion of bottom portion of a tube will rotate. Would anyone know how to animate this or get a study for how much force I would need to cause a rotation of 30 degrees? Thank you!
1 day ago
1 day ago
I am trying to save an animation from an FEA study but it is coming up with an error: "Unable to create AVI File" When dismissed the next error says "Write Error"
2 days ago
Do you know why the "Create Body from Deformed Shape" command is not found even though I did a clean unistall and reinstall of SolidWorks? If I right click the results folder, I should see the command but it is not there as shown below.
2 days ago
What does the red mesh control icon mean? I don't see any other errors in the mesh and no errors popped up during the meshing/study. Tags:none(add)meshing issues
2 days ago
Motion Study Video Special Effects Does any one know when doing a motion study video if you could add some simple special effects like smoke?
3 days ago
I can not create a flow simulation project and I have disable the most of options in Flow Simulation (I have activated the license and the complements) when I have created a new part or assemble (please, see 1). This have happened today, till now it was working perfectly. However, If I open a part or assemble where I had simulated in the past, all the functions are actived (please, see 2).
4 days ago
I'm trying to run a stress analysis on a steel weldment (built as an assembly out of some extrusions) and I get the simulation set up to run, but when I run it I get the error message: "Please define Elastic modulus in material properties" I have assigned all of the steel with the "plain carbon steel" material that is set within the simulation software and it ran earlier but just seems to have decided to stop working. I don't know if I did anything to cause this or if it is some interesting "
4 days ago
I am doing an FEA simulation of a Ball in Cone application. I am able to mesh and analyze in a Static analysis by creating a slight interference between the parts to estimate the contact region between the ball and cone. In the Connections properties, I select for Global Contact "No Penetration" and this seems to be the selection that allows the mesh to run, with interference, and results in what looks like a reasonable Static Analysis. The Problem is that "No Penetration" is NOT an option in
4 days ago
I have a perforated tubing e.g. 9 inch inside of 12 inch tubing. My initial conditions are that inside of the 9 inch perforated tube is one fluid. In the annulus outside of the 9 inch perforated tube and inside of the 12 inch tube there is a different fluid, fluid number two. How one can set up initial conditions in such a way that the fluids occupy its respective regions at the start of simulation dispite the fact that the regions are interconnected through the perforations openings?
5 days ago
How would I go about doing a motion study, with several tugger carts? I work for a manufacturing company, and we are trying to get some of our raw material to areas around the plant with a tugger train or several carts attached. I need to design something with a certain turn radius, and am having trouble finding someway of calculating it for several units.
5 days ago
this is my first post and unfortunately I've found a problem in FlowSimulation when using perforated plates. There are big differences between the perforated plates feature with an opening ratio above 0.6 and a simulation model which uses the real 3d geometry for i.e. an opening. When I use the perforated plate feature the results of the velocity are complete nonsens, iteration time is absolutly out of order and convergence not given.
5 days ago
A 3kW heating plate was placed below an aluminum plate (initially 20C) contained in a box, where the bottom and top lids are set to atmospheric pressure allowing natural convection. However little to no heat transfer was observed during the 40 second transient flow simulation between the hot air in contact with the aluminum plate. How would I go about to fix this?
5 days ago