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# Solidworks Documents

## Maximum Normal Stress Criterion solidworks simulation

The maximum normal stress criterion also known as Coulomb’s criterion is based on the Maximum normal stress theory. According to this theory failure occurs when the maximum principal stress reaches the ultimate strength of the material for simple tension. This criterion is used for brittle materials. It assumes that the …

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## Mohr-Coulomb Stress Criterion solidworks simulation

The Mohr-Coulomb stress criterion is based on the Mohr-Coulomb theory also known as the Internal Friction theory. This criterion is used for brittle materials with different tensile and compressive properties. Brittle materials do not have a specific yield point and hence it is not recommended to use the yield strength …

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## Maximum Shear Stress Criterion solidworks simulation

The maximum shear stress criterion, also known as Tresca yield criterion, is based on the Maximum Shear stress theory. This theory predicts failure of a material to occur when the absolute maximum shear stress (τmax ) reaches the stress that causes the material to yield in a simple tension test. …

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## Maximum von Mises Stress Criterion solidworks simulation

The maximum von Mises stress criterion is based on the von Mises-Hencky theory, also known as the Shear-energy theory or the Maximum distortion energy theory. In terms of the principal stresses σ1, σ2, σ3, the von Mises stress is expressed as: σvonMises= {[( σ1 – σ2 )2 + ( σ2 …

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## Performing a Factor of Safety Check solidworks simulation

Use the Factor of Safety Wizard to assess the safety of your design. After your run a static study, you can calculate the factor of safety of your model. To access the Factor of Safety Wizard: After you run a static study, right-click Results and select Define Factor of Safety …

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## Factor of Safety Wizard solidworks simulation

The Factor of Safety Wizard allows you to assess the safety of your design based on a failure criterion. After your run a static study, you can calculate the factor of safety of your model. To access the Factor of Safety Wizard, do one of the following: After you run …

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## Shortcut Menu for Reports solidworks simulation

The following menu items appear when you right-click a report. Show Displays the last saved report. This does not update the report. Publish Regenerates the report including model changes, new images, and changes to the definition of the report. Edit Definition Opens the Report Options dialog box. Include Image Opens …

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## Setting Report Locations solidworks simulation

You can set the default report location for new or existing studies. Setting Report Location for New Studies To set the default report location for new studies: Click Simulation > Options. On the Default Options tab, select Report. Under Report publish options, select User defined. Click , browse to the …

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## Insert Image solidworks simulation

Inserts images into reports. Images that you insert capture the current state of the model, mesh, or results. If any of these change, these images do not update the next time you publish the report. To access this PropertyManager, do one of the following: In the Simulation study tree, right-click …

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## Report Sections solidworks simulation

For most sections in a report, you can add comments in the Section properties Comments box. For some sections, you can set additional options as listed below. Many of these options are self-explanatory and are listed here only for completeness. This table shows the report sections for each report format. …

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