Join Tony Abbey for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of SOLIDWORKS: Shell and Beam Modeling in FEA.
- [Instructor] So congratulations on working through…to the end of the course.…Now it's time to think about some next steps.…I hope that shells, beams, and trusses…are useful new elements types to add to your FEA knowledge.…What I recommend now is to experiment.…In particular, try different starting points,…surface, sheet metal, weldment, and solid geometry.…The more sophisticated you can become within solid works,…I think the more you're gonna get out of these particular…types of elements.…Develop an integrated workflow…between geometry manipulation and meshing.…
There's really no right way of doing it.…Depending on your particular type of structures,…you're gonna find different variations on the workflows…I presented that will be most useful to you.…Look out for more FEA courses from me…coming along in the future.…Now a little bit about me.…My online presence.…This is my website and here I present a lot of…free FEA resource material,…for hints and tips,…links to my e-learning courses.…So you'll need to sign up.…
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