Creo Simulate Tutorial Release 1.0 & 2.0: Structure / Thermal
Creo Simulate Tutorial Releases 1.0 & 2.0 introduces new users to finite element analysis using Creo Simulate and how it can be used to analyze a variety of problems. The tutorial lessons cover the major concepts and frequently used commands required to progress from a novice to an intermediate user level. The commands are presented in a click-by-click manner using simple examples and exercises that illustrate a broad range of the analysis types that can be performed. In addition to showing the command usage, the text will explain why certain commands are being used and, where appropriate, the relation of commands to the overall Finite Element Analysis (FEA) philosophy are explained. Moreover, since error analysis is an important skill, considerable time is spent exploring the created models so that users will become comfortable with the “debugging” phase of modeling.
This textbook is written for first-time FEA users in general and Creo Simulate users in particular. After a brief introduction to finite element modeling, the tutorial introduces the major concepts behind the use of Creo Simulate to perform Finite Element Analysis of parts. These include: modes of operation, element types, design studies (analysis, sensitivity studies, organization), and the major steps for setting up a model (materials, loads, constraints, analysis type), studying convergence of the solution, and viewing the results. Both 2D and 3D problems are treated.
This tutorial deals exclusively with operation in integrated mode with Creo Parametric. It is suitable for use with both Releases 1.0 and 2.0 of Creo Simulate.
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PElements versus HElements 2
Simulation Features in the Model Tree 3
Solid Models Part
Considerations for Applying Loads and Constraints 4 16
Superposition and Multiple Load Sets 4 25
Questions for Review 4 31
Exploring Symmetry 5 8
Mixed Solids and Shells Model 3 7 20
Example 1 Basic Concepts 8 4
Example 2 Distributed Loads Beam Releases 8 11
Analysis and Results 8 17
Springs and Masses 9 6
Modal Analysis 9 12
Axisymmetric Solids 6 3
Axisymmetric Shells 6 17
Manual Shell Creation Model 2 7 9
Questions for Review 9 22
A Note about Units 10 6
Thermally Induced Stresses 10 19