Join Tony Abbey for an in-depth discussion in this video Shell from surface LBC and run, part of SOLIDWORKS: Shell and Beam Modeling in FEA.
- [Instructor] Now we're going to continue on…from the previous video.…We're going to set up loads and band conditions…and run the analysis.…This is for the mesh created from this surface body.…So want to right mouse click on fixtures and…choose fixed geometry,…and pick the left-hand edge here…and we need to choose advanced.…Reference geometry will be the front plane,…and I want to pick along direction one.…In other words, x, normal to the plane, in other words said.…I want to pick rotation about direction two, which is…rotation about the y-axis.…Check okay.…
Right mouse , click on fixtures again.…Fixed geometry again.…This time I'm going to pick the corner vertex here…and choose advanced.…And I'm going to use front plane as my reference.…This time all I want to do is stop the trans-section on…direction two, which is the y direction.…Check okay.…This sets up a minimum constraint set to allow the…plate to stretch laterally when stretched.…In other words it can exhibit Poisson's ratio and we won't…have any singularities built in at the corners.…
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