Join Tony Abbey for an in-depth discussion in this video Shell from geometry LBC and run, part of SOLIDWORKS: Shell and Beam Modeling in FEA.
- [Instructor] Now we're continuing from the previous video.…We're going to run the analysis for the mesh…created from the solid body geometry.…The first thing we want to do is…to suppress the vertical loading,…and we'll just run the horizontal loading.…So run this study.…Now under the stress one result, we have the X normal.…Let's right-mouse click that, edit definition.…Let's look at the top level stresses, check OK.…Now if we go to plot tools, probe, select an element…in the center region, we get a peak stress of 2,490.…
It varies slightly, but it's around about that value.…And that's obviously incorrect.…Check OK, let's change the sense of the stress again.…So go to the edit definition,…this time we want to look at the bottom stress.…Check OK, and we can come to plot tools, probe.…Pick any of the elements in the central region.…We're getting a stress of around 4,989 PSI,…a small variation, but similar kind of number.…Again, that's incorrect,…compared to the previous answers we've had.…Check OK, under stress one, let's edit the definition again,…
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