Engineering Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2011Engineering Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2011 goes beyond the standard software manual because its unique approach concurrently introduces you to the SolidWorks Simulation 2011 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 2011 is covered:

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Contents
Thermal stress analysis of a bimetal beam  189 
Buckling analysis of an Ibeam  199 
Static analysis of a bracket using adaptive solution methods  207 
Drop test  225 
Selected nonlinear problems  233 
Mixed meshing problem  275 
Analysis of a weldment using beam elements  281 
Review of 2D problems  307 
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Static analysis of an Lbracket  75 
Static and frequency analyses of a pipe support  93 
Static analysis of a link  111 
Frequency analysis of a tuning fork and a plastic part  121 
Thermal analysis of a pipeline component and a heater  129 
Thermal analysis of a heat sink  147 
Static analysis of a hanger  163 
Analysis of contact stress  179 
Vibration Analysis Modal Time History and Harmonic  333 
Analysis of random vibration  361 
Miscellaneous topics  379 
Implementation of FEA into the design process  425 
Glossary of terms  443 
Resources available to FEA users  451 
List of exercises  455 
Common terms and phrases
analyzed applied assembly axial beam elements bottom buckling Component Contact configuration contact conditions Contact Set created cylindrical face damping default element defined definition window degrees of freedom direction discretization errors displacement plot displacement results Dynamic edge element mesh errors factor of safety Finite Element Finite Element Analysis Fixed restraint folder and select Frequency analysis Frequency study Global graph iterations Large displacement option loads and restraints material properties mathematical model mesh controls mesh refinement Mises stress results Modal Time History Mode Shape modes of vibration nodes padaptive solution pelements popup menu radial random vibration Result Options Results folder Rightclick rigid body motions second order elements shell elements shown in Figure solid elements SolidWorks Corporation SolidWorks model SolidWorks Simulation solver specified static analysis Static study steps stress plot structural surface symmetry boundary conditions temperature tensile load tetrahedral elements thermal analysis touching faces von Mises stress weld yield strength