Join Tony Abbey for an in-depth discussion in this video Shell from geometry setup, part of SOLIDWORKS: Shell and Beam Modeling in FEA.
This video shows a basic shell machine operation…carried out using geometry within a solid body…and then offsetting the elements.…Now, you all upgraded the file baseline_plate…in a previous video.…If not, you can either open the Solid Works file…or a parasolid file from the exercise files.…So, here, I'm going to open…the baseline_plates Solid Works part.…Now, for the second exercise with this geometry,…we're going to create a new study directly,…without manipulating the geometry.…So, go to Simulation, New Study.…Let's call this one geometry_plate.…
We've set it to a static analysis, we'll check OK.…And under baseline_plate, there's just one geometry,…and it's indicated by the icon to be a solid body.…Right mouse click on it, apply, edit material.…We're going to add the usual alloy steel.…So, we apply, and then we close.…Now, we right mouse click on baseline_plate,…and now, we want to turn it into a shell mesh.…So, we define shell by selected faces,…and I want to choose a negative Z surface…for the bottom of this.…
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