Master Simulation and Structural Analysis for SOLIDWORKS
Once you've completed the design of a part, you've still got a long way to go before you can manufacture it. Modern CAD tools offer powerful analysis and simulation packages that take the tedious work out of finite element analysis. Learn how to use the tools that are built into various CAD packages to analyze the performance of your designs under real-world conditions, and use the results to improve product performance and safety.
Research the methods available for stress testing your designs.
Compare how alternative designs would behave under real-world stresses.
Analyze your parts for stress, displacement, and factor of safety.
Use SimulationXpress to create and run simulations of your designs. See how to identify areas for improvement, make iterative modifications, reevaluate, and finalize your models.
1h 14m • COURSE
SOLIDWORKS: Simulation for Finite Element Analysis with Tony Abbey
Discover how to set up a model for finite element analysis, run the analysis, and interpret the results to optimize your SOLIDWORKS models.
2h 29m • COURSE
SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Dynamic Analysis with Tony Abbey
Learn how to perform dynamic analysis—including transient analysis and frequency response analysis—using SOLIDWORKS Simulation.
2h 40m • COURSE
SOLIDWORKS: Advanced Simulation with Tony Abbey
Learn how to run advanced simulations to measure the stress and displacement of metal designs, using SOLIDWORKS Premium 2018.
1h 52m • COURSE
SOLIDWORKS: Shell and Beam Modeling in FEA with Tony Abbey
Learn how to handle thin-walled and frame-like structures in SOLIDWORKS FEA simulations using shell and beam element modeling.
1h 22m • COURSE
You'll learn simulation and structural analysis skills with these experts
Gabriel Corbett is an experienced product designer, instructor, and speaker.
Gabriel has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, and has been an active product designer for the past 18 years. He previously owned a prototype-through-production machine shop that built parts for notable organizations like the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Panasonic. By combining solid design experience with real-world skill in building products, Gabriel has the unique ability to design products quickly and effectively. He regularly consults companies on better and more efficient manufacturing and design methods.
Gabriel has worked with many startups and established companies, developing products for the consumer, industrial, and medical markets. He has worked on all aspects of product development, including product design, engineering, marketing, sales, and management.
Gabriel has been a Lynda.com author since 2011, and has developed courses on SOLIDWORKS, Onshape, rapid prototyping, and certification. He runs the Orange County SOLIDWORKS User Group, and has taught SOLIDWORKS and CNC machining at Irvine Valley College. Additionally, he runs his own design engineering company called Tiger Industrial Inc. He has presented at SOLIDWORKS World in Dallas, San Diego, Florida, and Los Angeles.
Gabriel's interests include new ventures, photography, adventure travel, surfing, mountain biking, and stand-up paddleboarding.
Tony Abbey FRAeS is a finite element analysis (FEA) evangelist, consultant, and mentor.
Tony is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and an honorary member of NAFEMS. A professional structural analyst, Tony has over 40 years of experience using finite element analysis (FEA). His professional mission is to deliver expert advice on FEA, by means of training, mentoring, and consultancy. He strongly believes in the importance of knowledge transfer to improve existing skill sets or provide motivation and guidance to new generations of engineers. Since 2007, his consultancy—FETraining—has developed and delivered over 200 online elearning classes.
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