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Assuming Small Displacement: The Large Displacement Flag

SolidWorks Simulation Premium includes a variety of analysis types (click here for full list). An assumption that Linear Static analysis makes is that the stiffness of the structure remains constant no matter what type of load is being applied.  This … Continue reading

Assuming Static: Slowly Applied Loading

SolidWorks Simulation Premium includes a variety of analysis types (click here for full list). In Static analysis users assume that loads are applied slowly. This is distinguished from Dynamic analysis, which does not force users to make this assumption. If the load … Continue reading

Assuming Linearity: Linear Static vs. Nonlinear

Background SolidWorks has several different tools available for analyzing structures. Static analysis (discussed in my previous blog article) is available with the purchase of SolidWorks Simulation (included in ). Nonlinear analysis is available with the purchase of SolidWorks Simulation Premium (see Figure … Continue reading

SimulationXpress vs. SolidWorks Simulation

Occasionally, I find that users are confused about the differences between some of the tools in SolidWorks, especially when it comes to “Xpress” tools. In this case, I wanted to provide users with simple examples of the differences between SimulationXpress and … Continue reading

Restrain Your Models Before Restraining Yourself

Soft Springs vs. Inertial Relief Have you ever leaned back on the backrest of your chair, and then realize that you didn’t have a backrest? Have you ever leaned on a fence post that you thought was fixed to the … Continue reading