Pipe Rack Static Simulation
In this tutorial I'll Show you how to Simulate Pipe Rack Beam in Solidworks Simulation.
Step 1: Material
First decide which material works for you design.
I have used Galvanized Steel from Solidworks material library
Step 2: Fixing Each End
Next fix two side of the model.
Step 3: Assembly Consideration(Contacts)
note that simulation is in Assembly, so we should modify contact set to "no Penetration"
Step 4: Constrain Steel plate
because we want to constrain plate movement in one dimension so we should constrain it in other two plane. we do this by "Advanced Fixture"
Step 5: Loading
Loading 7000 N in vertical direction .
Step 6: Mesh & Run
Mesh & Run . Default value is OK
Step 7: Results