SOLIDWORKS Simulation Nonlinear

How to deal with models that exhibit large displacements and/or yielding

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Nonlinear Training Course Overview

This class will raise your SOLIDWORKS Simulation FEA skills to the next level! It offers hands-on experience on the use of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation 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.

Course Duration

In-class 2 Days (7 hours/day)

Online 2 Days (7 hours/day)

Skill Level

Intermediate Level

Course Type

Hands-on Practical Training

Examples

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Nonlinear Course Requirements & Benefits

Understand the course requirements and the skills you will acquire after completing the SOLIDWORKS course

Requirements

Attended SOLIDWORKS Linear Static

At least 1 month using software

Able to take time out for training

Features Targeted

Nonlinear Static Buckling Analysis

Large Displacement Analysis

Plastic Deformation

Acquired Skills

Test your parts and assemblies for a variety of nonlinear situations

Apply nonlinear materials

View nonlinear analysis results and understand the effects

"The instructor has a phenomenal knowledge of the material. It was a pleasure taking the course, "

— Wayne Taylor, Hamilton Kent.

"I can apply what I learned from this course right away, on a few simulation projects I have at work."

— Martin Leung, IPEX Technologies Inc.

"The instructor was very enthusiastic, and I can't wait to get back and explore the different applications for the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Nonlinear module."

— Aiden Aird, Developing Innovations.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Nonlinear Lessons

The following lessons are included in the course

Introduction

  • About This Course
    • Prerequisites
    • Course Design Philosophy
    • Course Length
    • Using this Book
    • Laboratory Exercises
    • About the Training Files
    • User Interface Appearance
    • Conventions Used in this Book
    • Use of Colour
  • What is SOLIDWORKS Simulation?
    • Premium: Nonlinear
  • More SOLIDWORKS Training Resources
    • Local User Groups

Introduction to Nonlinear Structural Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Types of Nonlinearities
  • Geometric Nonlinearities
  • Material Nonlinearities
  • Solving Nonlinear Problems

Geometric Nonlinear Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Small Displacement Analysis
  • Large Displacement Analysis
  • Finite Strain Analysis
  • Large Deflection Analysis
  • References

Material Models and Constitutive Relations

  • Introduction
  • Elastic Models
    • Linear Elastic Model
    • Nonlinear Elastic Model
    • Hyper-elastic Models
  • Elasto-Plastic Models
    • Basic Characteristics
    • Essential Concepts of Elasto-plasticity
    • Elasto-Plastic Models
  • Super Elastic Nitinol Model
    • Flow Rule
  • Linear Visco-Elastic Model
  • Creep Model
  • References

Numerical Procedures for Nonlinear FEA

  • Overview
  • Incremental Control Techniques
    • Force Control Method
    • Displacement Control Method
    • Arc-length Control Method
  • Iterative Methods
    • Newton-Raphson (NR)
    • Modified Newton-Raphson (MNR)
  • Termination Criteria
  • References

Contact Analysis Introduction

  • Global Contact / Gap Conditions
  • Local Contact / Gap Conditions
  • Troubleshooting for Gap / Contact Problems
  • References

Lesson 1: Large Displacement Analysis

  • Objective
  • Case Study: Hose Clamp
  • Problem Statement
    • Stages in the Process
  • Linear Static Analysis
    • Auxiliary Boundary Conditions
    • Solvers
    • Geometrically Linear Analysis: Limitations
  • Nonlinear Static Study
    • Curves (Load Functions)
    • Fixed Incrementation
    • Large Displacement Option: Nonlinear Analysis
    • Analysis Failure: Large Load Step
    • Fixed Time Incrementation Disadvantages
    • Autostepping Incrementation
    • Autostepping Parameters and Options
    • Advanced Options: Step/Tolerance Options
  • Linear Static Study (Large Displacement)
  • Summary
  • Questions

Lesson 2: Incremental Control Techniques

  • Objective
  • Incremental Control Techniques
    • Force Control
    • Displacement Control
  • Case Study: Trampoline
  • Project Description
    • Stages in the Process
  • Linear Analysis
    • Membrane Structures
  • Nonlinear Analysis - Force Control
    • Initial Instability of Thin Flat Membranes
    • Restart Function
    • Analysis Progress Dialog Box
    • Analytical Results for Membranes
  • Nonlinear Analysis - Displacement Control
    • Displacement Control Method: Displacement Restraints
    • Single Degree of Freedom Control Limitation
    • Loading Mode in Displacement Control Method
  • Summary
  • Questions

Lesson 3: Nonlinear Static Buckling Analysis

  • Objective
  • Case Study: Cylindrical Shell
  • Problem Statement
    • Stages in the Process
  • Linear Buckling
    • Linear Buckling: Assumptions and Limitations
  • Linear Static Study
  • Nonlinear Symmetrical Buckling
    • Arc Length: Parameters
    • Discussion
    • Symmetrical vs Asymmetrical Equilibrium, Bifurcation Point
  • Nonlinear Asymmetrical Buckling
  • Summary
  • Questions
  • Exercise 1: Nonlinear Analysis of a Shelf
    • Problem Statement
    • Linear Buckling Analysis
    • Nonlinear Buckling Analysis
    • Discussion
    • Summary
  • Exercise 2: Nonlinear Analysis of Remote Control Button
    • Problem Statement
    • Summary

Lesson 4: Plastic Deformation

  • Objective
  • Plastic Deformation
  • Case Study: Paper Clip
  • Problem Statement
    • Stages in the Process
  • Linear Elastic
  • Nonlinear - von Mises
  • Nonlinear - Tresca’s
    • Discussion
  • Stress Accuracy (Optional)
    • Mesh Sectioning
  • Summary
  • Questions
  • Exercise 3: Stress Analysis of a Beam Using Nonlinear Elastic Material
    • Problem Statement
    • Summary
  • Exercise 4: Oil Well Pipe Connection
    • Problem Description
    • Materials
    • Loading Conditions
    • Goal

Lesson 5: Hardening Rules

  • Objective
  • Hardening Rules
  • Case Study: Crank Arm
  • Problem Statement
    • Stages in the Process
  • Isotropic Hardening
    • Discussion
  • Kinematic Hardening
    • Discussion
  • Summary
  • Questions

Lesson 6: Analysis of Elastomers

  • Objective
  • Case Study: Rubber Pipe
  • Problem Statement
    • Stages in the Process
  • Two Constant Mooney-Rivlin (1 Material Curve)
    • Coefficient of Determination
  • 2 Constant Mooney-Rivlin (2 Material Curves)
  • 2 Constant Mooney-Rivlin (3 Material Curves)
  • 6 Constant Mooney-Rivlin (3 Material Curves)
  • Summary
  • Questions

Lesson 7: Nonlinear Contact Analysis

  • Objective
  • Case Study: Rubber Tube
  • Problem Statement
    • Instability in Assemblies
    • Stabilization
    • Releasing Prescribed Displacement
    • Validity and Limitations of Static Analysis
  • Summary
  • Questions
  • Exercise 5: Gear Assembly
    • Problem Description
    • Materials
    • Loading Conditions
    • Goal
  • Exercise 6: Ring
    • Problem Description
    • Materials
    • Loading Conditions
    • Goal

Lesson 8: Metal Forming

  • Objective
  • Bending
  • Case Study: Sheet Bending
  • Problem Statement
    • Stages in the Process
    • Plane Strain
    • Large Strain Formulation Option
    • Convergence Problems
    • Automatic Stepping Problems
    • Discussion
    • Small Strain Vs Large Strain Formulations
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Exercise 7: Large strain contact simulation - Flanging
    • Problem Description
    • Materials
    • Loading Conditions
    • Goal

Appendix A: True and Engineering Stress and Strain

  • Engineering Stress and Strain
  • True Stress and Strain
  • References

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  • August 7, 2024 - August 8, 2024
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  • October 9, 2024 - October 10, 2024
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