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Engineering Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015

Engineering Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015

Engineering Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015
By Paul Kurowski

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Book Description

Engineering Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 goes beyond the standard software manual. Its unique approach concurrently introduces you to the SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 software and the fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) through hands-on 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.

Topics covered:

  • Linear static analysis of parts and assemblies
  • Contact stress analysis
  • Frequency (modal) analysis
  • Buckling analysis
  • Thermal analysis
  • Drop test analysis
  • Nonlinear analysis
  • Dynamic analysis
  • Random vibration analysis
  • h and p adaptive solution methods
  • Modeling techniques
  • Implementation of FEA in the design process
  • Management of FEA projects
  • FEA terminology

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Static analysis of a plate
3. Static analysis of an L-bracket
4. Static and frequency analysis of a pipe support
5. Static analysis of a link
6. Frequency analysis of a tuning fork and a plastic part
7. Thermal analysis of a pipe connector and heater
8. Thermal analysis of a heat sink
9. Static analysis of a hanger
10. Thermal stress analysis of a bi- metal loop
11. Buckling analysis of I-beam
12. Static analysis of a bracket using adaptive solution methods
13. Drop test
14. Selected nonlinear problems
15. Mixed meshing problem
16. Analysis of a weldment using beam elements
17. Review of 2D problems
18. Vibration Analysis - Modal Time History and Harmonic
19. Analysis of random vibration
20. Miscellaneous topics
21. Implementation of FEA into the design process
22. Glossary of terms
23. Resources available to FEA users
24. List of exercises


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #911430 in Books
  • Published on: 2015-02-20
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 11.25" h x 8.75" w x .75" l, 2.55 pounds
  • Binding: Perfect Paperback
  • 508 pages

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
5Excellent for self study or a formal course backbone; I plan to follow it with the thermal and vibe sequels
By S. Lee
I am a mechanical design engineer, PE, and have been mainly self taught in CAD using 3rd party manuals since the early 90's on autocad, pro/e (since 1993) and lately Solidworks. I am now diving into the simulation package for Solidworks as it has, in my opinion, finally gained the power and stability to be a potential alternative for flotherm and ANSYS (my previous preferred tools) as CFD and FEA analytical tools. I have found this book to be extremely well written, with great depth, accuracy and user friendliness; when I run a problem from the book the solution teaches methodology, works (without having to dig through typos, errors or crashes), and occasionally touches on theory without diving into the linear algebra basis for FEA that is frankly only interesting to FEA programmers or hard core math nuts. A definite 5 star tutorial that is suitable for self study. I am admittedly only ~ 2/3 of the way through so there might be an example problem that needs tweaking left to find, but so far so great. 10 points, 5 stars, A+, whatever..

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
1Terrible book. It skips so many steps
By PretzelCoatl
Terrible book. It skips so many steps. Constant, constant skipping. I'll read three pages, confused, only to go back and realize I was supposed to do a step the book does not mention. Too bad this review doesn't matter, because you have to buy this book anyway!

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Four Stars
By Amazon Customer
Good product

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