how can i perform finite element analysis on a ship hull in solidworks
I have a ship hul in igs format. i need to perform FEA for strength analysis of that hull. cant find any tutorial about it. i would be glad if someone would be kind enough to show me the way or at least link for learning the way.
I just opened your file. There is a large opening near the back. I will patch this up for you and send you an ipt file of this for you. That can be opened in solidworks. How thick is your hull suposed to be? The hull is literally a paper thin surface and has no mass so an FEA would be impossible in its current state. Let me know this and then you should be able to perform the FEA.
Here is a step file of the ship hull all patched up. The hull is now 3 inches thick which is the thickest I could make it. I also posted the fixed model to my page on here and referenced you. Let me know if this model works for you.
And again thanks for taking so much pain and correcting my model. Saying thanks would not be enough. This is part of the project that I have to complete by October. For Military threat analysis calculation I have to perform fea on my model but whenever I imported the file to solidworks the surfaces didn't patched up. However I ll let u know aboit the model nd will b knocking u for further advice. U R great. :-)