Join Tony Abbey for an in-depth discussion in this video Loaded beam model: Load boundary conditions (LBC) setup, part of SOLIDWORKS: Shell and Beam Modeling in FEA.
- [Instructor] Now in the previous video,…we simplified the beam geometry and we setup a set of points…to be able to apply the loads.…So now we'll carry on and create the study.…So Simulation, New Study,…and we're going to call this I Beam…and it's going to be a static analysis,…so we just check OK.…Now we want to apply material to this,…so we Apply Edit Material,…and we're going to use the default alloy steel.…So Apply and then we close.…Now at the moment the icon is indicating…this will be treated as solid geometry,…so if we mesh we'd create solid elements.…
We want to change that action and say,…Treat as a Beam.…You can see the icon changes and we know…from our previous work, that's a beam icon.…Let's go in and review that.…So edit the definition.…We can see indeed it's being treated as a beam.…Here's end one which is on the right-hand side,…and two on the left-hand side.…Now that's quite important because it defines…the coordinate system for all the elements…which we created in this beam section.…We can also show the beam directions,…
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