If you ever wondered how to use the SOLIDWORKS simulation tools to conduct Static Finite Element Analysis, this blog is for you. This blog will explore what Finite Element Analysis Static studies are and how to do them in SOLIDWORKS.
What are Static Studies/Analysis Simulations?
Static Analysis Simulations is the most common and most basic type of analysis done in computerized tools like SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Another term for it is Static Equilibrium Simulation. They relate to bodies that are in an equilibrium state. In other words, the loads do not constantly change over time.
Thus, most of the objects around us on an everyday basis can be simulated using static analysis. Those include chairs, desks, bottles, beam bridges, constructions, etc.
To know more about the different types of simulation, why and who should use them, check out our article on What is Finite Element Analysis and why you should use it.
How to Do a Static Analysis in SOLIDWORKS?
Static simulations have a common uniform process that you can expect to repeat every time you conduct a new study on a part. Let us list those steps here and then apply them together in the SOLIDWORKS. The part's simulation procedure is as follows:
To see how those steps are applied and how to follow up with them, check out the following video:
This is the procedure for parts simulations. When we simulate and assembly or a multi-body parts, an extra step would be to identify to the software how each part interacts with the other.
Do you have any experience with SOLIDWORKS Simulation? Share your experience with us in the comment.
Suppose you are looking to get a deep dive into SOLIDWORKS Static Simulation. In that case, you can check out our SOLIDWORKS Simulation Associate Course, which will get you a strong foundation on the subject.
By Tayseer Almattar, TforDesign Founder
Tayseer is the founder of TforDesign. He has a passion for learning design and making all learning digestible and exciting.