Engineering Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2010Engineering Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2010 goes beyond the standard software manual because its unique approach concurrently introduces you to the SolidWorks Simulation 2010 software and the fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) through handson exercises. A number of projects are presented using commonly used parts to illustrate the analysis features of SolidWorks Simulation. Each chapter is designed to build on the skills, experiences and understanding gained from the previous chapters. The following FEA functionality of SolidWorks Simulation 2010 is covered:

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Static analysis of an Lbracket  69 
Stress and frequency analyses of a pipe support  85 
Static analysis of a link  101 
Frequency analysis of a tuning fork and a plastic plate  111 
Thermal analysis of a pipeline component and a heater  119 
Thermal analysis of a heat sink  137 
Static analysis of a bracket using adaptive solution methods  189 
Drop test of a porcelain ring  207 
Selected nonlinear problems  215 
Mixed meshing problem  255 
Analysis of a weldment using beam elements  261 
Vibration Analysis Modal Time History and Harmonic  287 
Analysis of random vibration  313 
Miscellaneous topics  331 
Static analysis of a hanger  153 
Analysis of contact stresses between two plates  169 
Thermal stress analysis of a bimetal beam  175 
Buckling analysis of a beam  183 
Implementation of FEA into the design process  373 
Glossary of terms  391 
Resources available to FEA users  399 
Common terms and phrases
acceleration allowed analysis applied assembly automatically beam elements bottom buckling calculated called components configuration connected connector created damping default defined definition deformation direction discretization displacement distribution Dynamic edge Engineers errors excitation exercise faces Finite Element folder force frequency function geometry Global graph heat History illustration iterations Large displacement linear load magnitude material mathematical model maximum meaning mesh controls method Mises stress Modal modes nodes nonlinear Note obtained option padaptive plane plate plot popup menu presented problem produce properties reference refinement requires Response restraints Rightclick second order settings shape shell elements shown in Figure shows side SolidWorks Simulation solution solver solving specified static steps stress results structural surface symmetry temperature tensile tetrahedral thermal thermal analysis units values vibration window yield