Join Tony Abbey for an in-depth discussion in this video Benchmark beam model: Pinned joints, part of SOLIDWORKS: Shell and Beam Modeling in FEA.
- [Instructor] This video describes how to convert…SolidWorks Weldments into FEA beam elements,…together with the appropriate methods…for loads and bandwidth conditions.…We're going to reuse weldments used in the trusss example…earlier, but instead, convert these to beam elements.…So let's go to File, Open.…I'm going to select layout_truss, if you have…SolidWorks version 2018 or later, then you can pick this…up from the Exercise folder.…If you've got a version prior to this, you're going to need…to recreate the profile and the layout sketch.…
The details to do that are found…in chapter 2 of this course.…Now I'm going to rename this study,…and it's more appropriate now to call it beam weldment.…So we're gonna change from trusses to beams.…Let's fully expand the bodies.…Now we can highlight both bodies, just hold down Control,…right mouse-click, Edit Definition, at the moment these…are both trusses, so we want to change them both to beams.…We can click to show the beam direction, the beam axial…direction is along the red arrow, and the reference plane…
In this course, instructor Tony Abbey explains how to work with shell and beam models in SOLIDWORKS. Learn when to use shell, beam, and specialized truss elements; understand the fundamentals of modeling with them; and find out how to mesh, postprocess, and model components with these tools. Tony shows how to set up and run these FEA simulations to test the integrity of your designs and view results such as stress, force, and displacement.
- Modeling beams and trusses
- Using weldments
- Modeling shells
- Using surfaces
- Using solid bodies
- Using sheet-metal bodies
- Setting up and running FEA simulations