Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Apr 12, 2017
Duration
1h 38m
Description

Using Nonlinear Analysis can give you a more accurate representation of your design when compared to a Linear Static Analysis. In this course, SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Nonlinear, you'll learn how to accurately simulate structural design problems using a Nonlinear FEA Analysis available with SOLIDWORKS Simulation. First, you'll learn about the distinction between a linear and a nonlinear analysis. Next, you'll discover the definition of advanced materials and explore new loading options. Finally, you'll learn about additional post processing options to find critical areas of your design in a more accurate manner. After watching this course, you will be equipped to setup and run a Nonlinear Analysis to simulate structural design issues before testing. Required software: SOLIDWORKS with Simulation Premium.

About the author
About the author

Arvind Krishnan works at GoEngineer with a focus on 3D Printing and Simulation. He has a background in Mechanical Engineering with a graduate degree from North Carolina State University. His research focused on Structural Optimization for Additive Manufacturing.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello, and welcome to this course on SolidWorks Simulation - Nonlinear Analysis. My name is Arvind Krishnan, and I work at Goengineer as an Applications Engineer with a focus on SolidWorks Simulation, supporting our users in the Dallas Fort Worth, and Oklahoma regions. In this course, we will primarily be talking about Nonlinearities in a Finite Element Analysis study, whether it's from contacts of multiple gear faces, plastics and rubber materials, or large deformations. By solving your analysis in multiple steps, nonlinear analysis can give you a more accurate representation as compared to a linear static analysis. This class, though primarily focused on contact analysis, material nonlinearities, and geometric nonlinearities. Some of the key concepts covered in this class, are the distinctions between a linear and a nonlinear analysis, the differences in the interface, and available new options. Definition of advanced material behavior, and new loading options. And finally, post processing options available in a nonlinear study, to find critical areas of your design. By the end of this course, you will be able to successfully set up and run a nonlinear analysis. Some of the prerequisites are knowing the SolidWorks Interface, having a basic understanding of Finite Element Analysis, and also knowing how to run a Linear Static Analysis in SolidWorks Simulation. I hope you will join me in this course at Pluralsight. Thank you.