Practical Finite Element Simulations with SOLIDWORKS 2022: An illustrated guide to performing static analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Khameel B. Mustapha

  • 出版商: Packt Publishing
  • 出版日期: 2022-02-14
  • 售價: $1,910
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,815
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 480
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 1801819920
  • ISBN-13: 9781801819923
  • 相關分類: Solidwork
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Key Features

  • Understand the finite element simulation concepts with the help of case studies and detailed explanations
  • Discover the features of various SOLIDWORKS element types
  • Perform structural analysis with isotropic and composite material properties under a variety of loading conditions

Book Description

SOLIDWORKS is a dominant computer-aided design (CAD) software for the 3D modeling, designing, and analysis of components. This book helps you get to grips with SOLIDWORKS Simulation, which is a remarkable and integral part of SOLIDWORKS predominantly deployed for advanced product performance assessment and virtual prototyping.

With this book, you'll take a hands-on approach to learning SOLIDWORKS Simulation with the help of step-by-step guidelines on various aspects of the simulation workflow. You'll begin by learning about the requirements for effective simulation of parts and components, along with the idealization of physical components and their representation with finite element models. As you progress through the book, you'll find exercises at the end of each chapter, and you'll be able to download the geometry models used in all the chapters from GitHub. Finally, you'll discover how to set up finite element simulations for the static analysis of components under various types of loads, and with different types of materials, from simple isotropic to composite, and different boundary conditions.

By the end of this SOLIDWORKS 2022 book, you'll be able to conduct basic and advanced static analyses with SOLIDWORKS Simulation and have practical knowledge of how to best use the family of elements in the SOLIDWORKS Simulation library.

What you will learn

  • Run static simulations with truss, beam, shell, and solid element types
  • Demonstrate static simulations with mixed elements
  • Analyze components with point loads, torsional loads, transverse distributed loads, surface pressure loads, and centrifugal speed
  • Explore the analysis of components with isotropic and composite materials
  • Analyze members under thermo-mechanical and cyclic loads
  • Discover how to minimize simulation errors and perform convergence analysis
  • Acquire practical knowledge of plane elements to reduce computational overhead

Who this book is for

This book is for engineers and analysts working in the field of aerospace, mechanical, civil, and mechatronics engineering who are looking to explore the simulation capabilities of SOLIDWORKS. Basic knowledge of modeling in SOLIDWORKS or any CAD software is assumed.


Khameel B. Mustapha obtained his doctorate from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) with a focus on the development of computational methods in the area of micro-continuum theory. He has years of experience working on a variety of finite element analysis platforms. Khameel has provided training to thousands of students and participants on the applications of finite element simulations to the analysis, design, and performance assessments of engineering components. His primary research interest is geared toward the mechanics and modeling of microscale structures, but his wider interest encompasses computational mechanics, engineering teaching philosophy, and mechanics of advanced systems (functionally graded materials, sandwich composites, subcellular biological structures, energy materials, and additively manufactured components). He is currently an Associate Professor with the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and has previously held a faculty position with the Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak). He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK.


Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started with Finite Element Simulation
  2. Analyses of Bars and Trusses
  3. Analyses of Beams and Frames
  4. Analyses of Torsionally Loaded Components
  5. Analyses of Axisymmetric Bodies
  6. Analyses of Components with Solid Elements
  7. Analyses of Components with Mixed Elements
  8. Simulation of Components with Composite Materials
  9. Simulation of Components under Thermo-Mechanical and Cyclic Loads
  10. A Guide to Meshing in SOLIDWORKS