This series covers contact hierarchy, pin connectors and spring connectors. Apply material to pin connectors to analyze strength. Create springs with preload to account for spring tension. Use contact hierarchy to control contacts.
This module introduces the concept of mesh convergence by seeing how the size of elements affects stresses, strains and displacements. Learn how changing the global element size affects the results. Discover how to apply mesh controls at specific locations. See how sharp corners can produce stress concentrations.
This series introduces the concept of contact as well as bolts and remote loads. Analyze contacts within assemblies. Simplify the model by eliminating parts which can be represented using connectors and remote loads.
Learn how to do thermal analysis while considering radiation, conduction and convection. Obtain accurate thermal results by considering the effects of conduction, convection and radiation. Measure temperature and heat flux.
Learn how to combine loads in different configurations using the Load Case Manager. Discover how the combined effect of different loading conditions affects your design. Combine live and dead loads into your analysis. Use equations to conveniently combine loads.
Understand how contacts can be used when analyzing the natural vibration of assembly structures. Analyze the mode shapes, which correspond to resonant frequencies, in an assembly. Test various contact conditions to analyze structure stiffness.
Discover how to analyze a portion of a larger assembly to save time and to get more accurate results using submodeling. Create a submodel study from a parent study. Discover how loads transfer automatically into a submodel study. Save time and computational resources while maintaining accurate results. Use eDrawings to save the results.
Learn how to optimize designs to reduce model weight by varying model dimensions. Apply parameters and constraints to optimize your design to meet goals. Learn how design studies are used with Simulation.
Discover how to analyze a structure under repeated loading conditions using the Fatigue module. Apply S-N curves to materials for repetitive loading analysis. Apply correction factors for more realistic results. View damage plots to analyze material life.