SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION PREMIUM: NONLINEAR TRAINING

Learn a wide range of nonlinear structural/mechanical analysis topics

OVERVIEW

  • CLASSROOM LENGTH:  2 days

  • INSTRUCTOR-LED ONLINE LENGTH: 3 days


PREREQUISITES: Must have attended the basic SOLIDWORKS Simulation class or have similar experience with SOLIDWORKS and a working knowledge of finite elements and of basic mechanical principles.


DESCRIPTION: This class will raise your SOLIDWORKS Simulation FEA skills to the next level. It offers hands-on experience for the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium nonlinear module. It provides an overview on a wide range of nonlinear structural/mechanical analysis topics. You will learn how to deal with models that exhibit large displacements and/or yielding, discuss and practice the use of many material models available in SOLIDWORKS Simulation and how to drive a non-linear analysis to successful completion.

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Lesson 1: 
GEOMETRIC NONLINEARITIES

  • Large Displacements Problems
  • Large Strain Formulation

Lesson 2: 
MATERIAL NONLINEARITIES

  • Nonlinear Elasticity
  • Hyperelasticity (Mooney-Rivlin, Ogden)
  • Plasticity (von Mises, isotropic/kinematic/mixed hardening rules)
  • Temperature Dependent Material Properties
  • Visco‐Elasticity and Creep

Lesson 3: 
CONTACT (BOUNDARY) NONLINEARITIES

  • 3D Nonlinear Gap/Contact Analysis (with or w/o Material Nonlinearities)

Lesson 4: 
NUMERICAL PROCEDURES

  • Solution Control Techniques (Force, Displacement, and Arc-Length Controls)
  • Equilibrium Iterations Schemes (Newton-Raphson, Modified Newton-Raphson)
  • Termination Schemes (Convergence and Divergence Criteria)

Lesson 5: 
SPECIAL TOPICS

  • Adaptive Automatic Stepping Algorithm
  • Prescribed Non-Zero Displacements Associated with Time Curves
  • Deformation Dependent Loading
  • Analysis Stabilization Techniques

Lesson 6: 
VIEWING THE RESULTS

  • Deflected Shape Plots
  • Displacement and Stress Color Filled Contour Plots
  • Animation of Deflected Shape, Displacement, and Stress Contour plots
  • X-Y Plots for Response Quantities Isoplanes and Sectioning

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