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# Tutorial - 2D Simplification Static analysis in SolidWorks

By Sudhir Gill on 20 May 12:38 11 answers 2946 views 8 comments

Tutorial on 2D Simplification Static analysis in SolidWorks of Structural beam.

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Tutorial - 2D Simplification Static analysis in SolidWorks

1. ### Step 1

Start SolidWorks in Part mode.

3. ### Step 3

Check the SolidWorks Simulation and SolidWorks Toolbox.

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Under Office products click Structural steel.

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Select Front plane and the beam and click create.

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Now we have the sketch for that particular beam.

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Edit the sketch and move it to the center.

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Under Simulation select New Study in Study Advisor.

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In name type Bam and keep the default settings. Click OK.

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Select front plane and input depth = 10000mm. Click OK.

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Right click the part1 and apply edit material.

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Select ASTM A36 Steel which is mostly used structural material.

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Right click fixtures and select fixed geometry.

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Select lower edge and click OK.

16. ### Step 16

Select upper edge and input force value 10000N.

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Under run click create mesh.

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Change mesh density to fine for better results.

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Click run under run.

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After solver is done we will have results.

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Front view.

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We can change the plots under results.

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Right click Displacement and select probe.

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Select on selected entities and then upper edge.

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Click Update.

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Click Plot.

27. ### Step 27

Now we have the plot of displacement vs distance.

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I had used Simulation for Assembly (Double Girder Overhead traveling crane). For contact we just defined the global component set of contacts. At start there were unwanted results. But after changing the geometry the result were as we wanted. :)
In case of dynamic we defined initial condition of velocity (.5m/sec) for crab and the load curve (Sine) for 15sec. :P It took 3 hours and the CWR file was about 5.5GB. :P We have the result for displacement, but when we clicked stress, the solidworks got out of memory and crashed. :P

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I dont know how to use the Simulation in a assemble... anyone her can explain it? i dont know how to use for example contact with parts...an other things....

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Gill Thank you. Is it possible to analyze a part in the whole range of simulation time the machine action?

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've tried all sorts of possibilities. Just do not pass it overcame. Always computer crashes or data provides an engineering impossibility. Shortly have a very expensive course SW adapter on charges they claim works with you attend the course. If I had to update for all of us would love Ladcnbatr. Thanks anyway.

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In my experience , static analysis must work for all elements at once to find the weakest place in assembly or parts. This is a good example but is not real.
If a beam is long 20 meters and is supported on bearings, where is the weakest place on the beam? In the middle?
Next criteria is a deformations!
In most cases engineers is push over R_designed above Rp 0.2, but only in the aim a lowering a mass of construction -> lower cost , but in these times the wheather is not a predictable as is 30 years ago, and we have now more nad more a structure collapsing and dead peoples. And who will go in prison- you my dear collegaus, no your boss, no politicians, no economist , just you!