Tutorial on Analysis of Bracket in SolidWorks Simulation.
Here is the tutorial.
Open the bracket part in SolidWorks.
Click New study under study advisor in Simulation tab.
Input name Bracket and click OK.
Click Apply material.
Select alloy steel. Click apply and then close.
Select fixed geometry under fixture advisor.
Select the circular faces of the holes. Click OK.
Select Force under external loads advisor.
Select the top face of the bracket and input force of 1000N.
Select Create mesh under run.
Change mesh density to fine. Since this is not a big geometry we can decrease the mesh size and increase precision. Even then it's upto you to define the mesh size. Click OK.
Now our model is meshed.
Click Run to start simulation.
Now the solver will start solving the problem.
After solver is finished we have our plots. Default is Stress (von-Mises) plot.
Double click Displacement for displacement plot.
Double click Strain for strain plot. Now we have successfully completed the analysis of the bracket model in SolidWorks.
Very nice tutorial. Since you did the analysis in Autodesk Simulation, Solidworks, Creo Elements and Ansys, (I could do that in Inventor) you should upload the results and see if there are any diferences between software.
You should make it an assembly file first and not a single part. Also mesh settings must be identical and also chosen material. What you should do is use the original bracket model in step format which has the welds on.
Well done sir
That's very nice Idea!! Thank You Manolis Sir!!
CAD model is full of stress singularites and stress results are incorrect no matter how refined the mesh is. In fact, stress in sharp re-entrat edges will diverge to infinity with mesh refinement.
Thanx for this useful information. Looks like I have to learn more about this. :D
I luv ur tutorials :D