To create analysis library features, you first create a study in which you define the analysis features that you want to include in the analysis library. You can create analysis libraries from part (with multi-bodies) and assembly documents. The analysis libraries have the *.sldalprt or *.sldalasm extensions. To create an …

Read More »## Nitinol Model Formulation solidworks simulation

Since Nitinol is usually used for its ability to undergo finite strains, the large strain theory utilizing logarithmic strains along with the updated Lagrangian formulation is employed for this model. The constitutive model is, thus, constructed to relate the logarithmic strains and the Kirchhoff stress components. However, ultimately the constitutive …

Read More »## Hyperelastic Ogden Model solidworks simulation

The Ogden strain energy density function, defined as: where: λi are the principal streches, αi, μi are material constants, and N is the number of terms in the function, is considered one of the most successful functions in describing the large deformation range of rubber-like materials. The penalty function used …

Read More »## Plasticity Tresca Model solidworks simulation

This criterion is based on the assumption that in the state of yielding, the maximum shearing stress at all points of a medium is the same, and is equal to half of the yield stress that is obtained from a uniaxial tension test for the given material. In the three-dimensional …

Read More »## Example of SN Interpolation Schemes solidworks simulation

Suppose that you defined an SN curve that has the following two consecutive data points: No. of Cycles (N) Log (N) Alternating Stress (S) Log (S) 1000 3 50,000 psi 4.699 100,000 5 40,000 psi 4.602 For a stress of 45,000 psi, the program reads the number of cycles based …

Read More »## Creating a Custom Material solidworks simulation

When you create a custom material, start with an existing material similar to the material you want to create. To customize a material, copy a material to a custom library and change the copy’s properties: In a part document, right-click Material in the FeatureManager design tree and select Edit Material. …

Read More »## Automatic Bonding Between Touching Entities solidworks simulation

Enhanced algorithms automatically bond touching entities for the following cases: A face or edge of a shell with a solid. A face or edge of a shell with another shell. A face of a solid or shell with a beam that acts as a stiffener. A face of a solid …

Read More »## Node to Surface Contact solidworks simulation

Facts about node to surface contact: Does not require that the faces are initially touching. Does not require compatible mesh between source and target faces. Allows vertices, edges, and faces as Set 1 entities. This contact formulation is available with the No Penetration contact type for static, nonlinear, and thermal …

Read More »## Temperature Curve solidworks simulation

The Temperature Curve dialog box lets you create or import a temperature curve to define temperature-dependent quantities for transient thermal studies. You define X and Y pairs. The X value represents the temperature and the Y value represents a multiplier to the associated quantity. You can use time curves to …

Read More »## Summary of Thermal Boundary Conditions solidworks simulation

Load Type Geometric Entities Reference Geometry Type Required Input Temperature Vertices, Edges, Faces and components N/A Unit and temperature value. Convection Faces N/A Film coefficient and bulk temperature in the desired units. Radiation Faces N/A Unit and value of the surrounding temperature, emissivity, and view factor for surface to ambient …

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