Join Tony Abbey for an in-depth discussion in this video Benchmark beam model: Welded joints, part of SOLIDWORKS: Shell and Beam Modeling in FEA.
- [Instructor] In the previous video, we saw that…the structure made up of beams…seemed to be behaving in a truss-like manner.…Let's just now double-check that.…So right-mouse-click on Results…and choose Define Beam Diagrams.…We can check the pin here.…At the moment, we're looking at Sheer Force…in direction one, if you look at the axial force, check okay…We need to make sure we're set to pound force.…We can see, again, the correct values, 1831 and 13940.…
They're actually plotted at an angle or in a plane…to those beam elements, so it's axial load only.…So that looks fine. Now with the pin down, we can change…the type of beam diagram we're going to look at.…So I want to change this to moment about direction one.…Check OK. Pound force inches. Check OK.…Now there's some values appear…as if there is a bending moment distribution,…but the order of nine e to the three is the maximum,…so they're small spurious values due to rounding errors.…Let's do the same for moment two.…Check OK. Again we can see e to the minus nine,…
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