Solidworks Finite Element Analysis Tutorial Pdf

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SolidWorks Finite Element Analysis on A Stepped Shaft Tutorial

This brief guide will cover how to analyze a stepped shaft subjected to multiple loading conditions using the Finite Element Method in SolidWorks

Part 1: Menginjak A New Study

1. Open SolidWorks 2. Open your part file (File  Open) 3. Go to Office Products  SolidWorks Simulation

4. A new tab called “Simulation” should appear. Go to Simulation  Study Advisor  New Study

5. From the opened sidebar menu, select “Static” as the study type and click the green check mark. This will create a new study tab located at the bottom of the SolidWorks window.

Part 2: Editing the Material Properties 1. Right click your part name listed in the FeatureManager Tree Area on the left and click “Apply/Edit Material”

2. Select “AISI 1045 Steel, Cold Drawn” as the material from the left panel and select “English (IPS)” as your units

3. Click “Apply” to save your material properties

Part 3: Adding Fixtures to your Part

1. Under the Static Study FeatureManager Tree on the left, right click “Fixtures” and select “Fixed Geometry”

2. Rotate the part until you can see the square back of the stepped shaft 3. Click on the back surface of the stepped shaft to highlight it as a fixture

4. Once you have selected the back surface of the shaft, click the green check mark to complete adding the fixture

Part 4: Applying External Load Conditions

1. Under the Static Study FeatureManager Tree on the left, right click “External Loads” and select “Force”  2. Select the front circular face of the shaft. (A default absah force will be applied)

3. To change the load from the resmi direction to a bending direction, click the button in the left “Force/Torque” menu 4. Then proceed to indicate a new line of action by selecting an edge from the rectangular base that is parallel to your desired new load direction

5. Under “Units,” select 6. Under “Force,” indicate a force value in pounds (there is also an option to reverse the force direction, if necessary) 7. Click the green check mark to save changes

Part 5: Creating a Mesh to Analyze

1. Under the Static Study FeatureManager Tree on the left, right click “Mesh” and select “Create Mesh”  2. Under the Mesh menu on the left, you can adjust the density of the mesh using a slider. Coarse meshes are less accurate but faster to analyze, while fine meshes are more accurate but take longer to analyze. Select a mesh density that somewhere in the middle between Coarse and Fine (preferably closer to the fine end)

3. Click the green arrow to save and apply your mesh to the shaft

(Fine)

(Coarse)

Part 6: Running a Finite Element Analysis 1. Under the Static Study FeatureManager Tree on the left, right click

and

select . Depending on how coarse/fine you made your mesh, this process may take a couple of minutes to complete 2. Once completed, results of the analysis should appear under Study

FeatureManager

Tree

on

the

left.

Go

to

in the Static ,

right

click

and select 3. Under the Stress Plot menu on the left, go to “Display” and make sure is selected 4. Then go to “Advanced Options” under the Stress Plot menu and make sure the selected units are ksi (This may be also listed under “Display”)

5. Click the green check mark to save your changes 6. If the heat map of the analysis doesn’n appear, go back to and select “Show”

, right click

Part 7: Creating a Torsional Load 1. Under the Static Study FeatureManager Tree on the left, go to click load.

and select

2. Then right click

, right

. This temporarily removes the bending and select

3. Select the round, circumferential face of the smallest step of the shaft for the blue

box

.

4. Select this same face for the pink box

5. Select

for units

6. Define a value for the applied torque (in lbf-in) 7. Click the green check mark to save and apply the load configuration

Part 8: Running a New Finite Element Analysis 1. Under the Static Study FeatureManager Tree on the left, right click

and

select . Depending on how coarse/fine you made your mesh, this process may take a couple of minutes to complete 2. Once completed, results of the analysis should appear under Study

FeatureManager

Tree

on

the

left.

Go

to

in the Static ,

right

click

and select 3. Under the Stress Plot menu on the left, go to “Display” and make sure

is selected 4. Then go to “Advanced Options” under the Stress Plot menu and make sure the selected units are ksi (This may be also listed under “Display”)

5. Click the green check mark to save your changes 6. If the heat map of the analysis doesn’t appear, go back to and select “Show”

, right click

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