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Force/Torque PropertyManager solidworks simulation

To display this PropertyManager, open a model with beam elements. Right-click External Loads and select Force or Torque. Selection   Variation with Time For modal time history dynamic studies, you can define a time-dependent force. Linear Applies a default linear time curve which passes through the points (0,0) and (tend, …

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Symmetry Restraint for Solid Models solidworks simulation

For solid models, every face that is coincident with a plane of symmetry should be prevented from moving in its normal direction. The Symmetry restraint type applies this condition automatically to all selected faces. The following are some examples of models that are symmetric with respect to one or more …

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Using a Model Face solidworks simulation

You can use a planar model face as a reference to apply restraints. You can prescribe the translations in directions 1 and 2 of the face as well as in the direction normal to the face. For shell meshes, you can prescribe rotations in reference to these directions. The following …

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Summary of Displacement Restraints solidworks simulation

Restraint Type Restrained Entities Reference Geometry Type Required Input Fixed Geometry (fixes translations and rotations) Vertices, Edges, and Faces N/A N/A Immovable (fixes translations only) Vertices, Edges, and Faces N/A N/A Symmetry Faces of solids and edges of shells N/A N/A Roller/Slider Faces N/A N/A Fixed Hinge Cylindrical faces N/A …

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Defining Ply Angle as a Parameter solidworks simulation

You can define the ply orientation of each ply as a parameter. You can then use it as a variable in the Design Study. In the Simulation study tree, under the Parts folder, right-click a shell and select Edit Definition. In the PropertyManager, under Type, select Composite. Under Composite Options, …

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Stress Analysis for Composite Shells solidworks simulation

Stress on Bottom or Top Face of Each Ply Displacement and strain fields are continuous through thickness for a composite. However, stress fields in general are discontinuous due to different material properties and orientations across plies. For example, under pure bending typical variation of longitudinal strain and longitudinal stress through …

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Stacking Sequence of Plies solidworks simulation

The program locates the first ply on the bottom face of the shell and the last ply at the top face of the shell. Flipping the mesh reverses the stacking sequence. In the images below the bottom face is colored green (default color is orange). For unsymmetric laminates, reversing the …

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Rotate Orientation solidworks simulation

The Rotate Orientation option rotates the 0 degree reference orientation by 90 degrees (about the blue arrow of triad) for a face of shell. The option is similar to the Rotate 0º Reference but applies to individual faces of a shell. For a description of arrows and what they represent, …

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Why Composites?

Benefits Composites can be used: When high stiffness or strength-to-weight ratios are desired. When high fatigue strength, corrosion resistance, resistance to fracture, impact, and creep resistance are required. Under harsh environmental conditions due to their low thermal and hygric coefficients of expansion. The high stiffness and strength-to-weight ratio makes composites …

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