Tutorial - Using SimulationXpress in SolidWorks for analyzing a rod?

Here is the Tutorial.

  1. Step 1:

    Start SolidWorks in Part mode.

  2. Step 2:

    Right plane>>Sketch and make a circle of dia 20mm at origin.

  3. Step 3:

    Extrude it by 200mm.

  4. Step 4:


  5. Step 5:

    Click next.

  6. Step 6:

    Select the face of the rod on right plane as the fixture.

  7. Step 7:

    Click Next and the screen shows for force.

  8. Step 8:

    Now select the Selected direction option and select the right face of the rod.

  9. Step 9:

    Now Select the Top Plane and Enter Force value of 1000N i.e. 1KN and check the reverse direction.

  10. Step 10:

    Click OK and Click Choose material and select alloy steel and then Apply, OK.

  11. Step 11:

    Click Next and then run Simulation.

  12. Step 12:

    Now Select the Show Von-mises Stress for stress distribution.

  13. Step 13:

    Select Show Displacement to see the deflection.