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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium Nonlinear

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Simulation and knowledge of basic mechanical engineering concepts (recommended)

Description: This class will raise your SOLIDWORKS Simulation FEA skills to the next level! It offers hands-on experience on the use of SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium nonlinear module. The course 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, most importantly, how to drive a nonlinear analysis to successful completion.

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Geometric Nonlinearities
  • Large displacements problems
  • Large strain formulation
Material Nonlinearities
  • Nonlinear elasticity
  • Hyperelasticity (Mooney-Rivlin, Ogden)
  • Plasticity (von Mises, isotropic/kinematic/mixed hardening rules)
  • Temperature dependent material properties
  • Visco-elasticity and creep
Contact (Boundary) Nonlinearities
  • 3D nonlinear gap/contact analysis (with or without material nonlinearities).
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)
Special Topics
  • Adaptive automatic stepping algorithm
  • Prescribed non-zero displacements associated with time curves
  • Deformation dependent loading
  • Analysis stabilization techniques
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