Join Tony Abbey for an in-depth discussion in this video Shell modeling background, part of SOLIDWORKS: Shell and Beam Modeling in FEA.
- So the final type of element we're going to look at…is the shell element.…And what is a shell element?…Shell elements is a 2D surface element.…There's no representation of space,…this time above and below the surface.…And parametrically, the shell element…only knows about its thickness.…The shell element carries in-plane and bending loads.…The membrane, in-plane stress…is constant through the thickness.…And the bending stress is linear through the thickness.…Applications include thin walled structures,…such as the aircraft fuselage shown here.…
Pressure vessels, such as the tanker body shown here.…Casing and cabinets shown here, and any form of bracketry.…All of these represent thin walled type of structures.…The setup for Solidworks, as far as meshing is concerned,…we can use surface-offset type of methods.…This would be picking a geometric surface on the body,…then offsetting that or creating it someway from scratch,…so that we are creating independent surface geometry.…We can also use boss-extrude type techniques,…
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
Skill Level Intermediate
SOLIDWORKS: Simulation for Finite Element Analysiswith Tony Abbey2h 29m Intermediate
SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Dynamic Analysiswith Tony Abbey2h 40m Intermediate
1. Idealization with Shells and Beams
2. Focusing on Trusses
3. Focusing on Beams
4. Focusing on Shells
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