Join Tony Abbey for an in-depth discussion in this video Truss model: 3D geometry setup, part of SOLIDWORKS: Shell and Beam Modeling in FEA.
- [Instructor] This video describes how to convert…truss-like geometry into FEA truss elements.…You'll see, also, the appropriate methods…of setting up loads and boundary conditions.…So go to the File, Open,…and choose simple_truss SolidWorks part.…If you're working with a SolidWorks version prior to 2018…or you don't have this SolidWorks file available,…then choose All Files in the dropdown…to enable you to see all the file types,…and I've got that set here.…And instead, you're going to choose…the file simple_truss Power Solid.…
So we're going to choose the SolidWorks part.…And if you click on these two parts here,…you can see we've got two Boss-Extrude solid bodies.…They form the legs of the truss structure…we're going to be creating.…I can go into one of these and look at the sketch…that was used to create that.…So let's edit the sketch.…We can see that it's just a simple 2.5 by two inch…solid cross section.…So close out of that, discard the changes.…If we look at the general view and zoom in here,…if we look at the intersection of the two bodies,…
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