FEA Beyond Basics: Nonlinear Analysis
The course demonstrates how to move past the ubiquitous linear structural analysis and solve structural nonlinear problems characterized by nonlinear material, large displacements, buckling or nonlinear connectors. The discussion will help participants identify, set up and solve complex nonlinear problems and as well as use results of nonlinear analysis to support the product design process.
All topics are illustrated using FEA software, SolidWorks® Simulation, for which participants will be provided a student license (compatible with 64-bit Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, 10; IE 10,11; MS Excel and Word 2010, 2013, 2016) and opportunity to practice skills learned. Acquired skills, however, will not be software specific and no prior exposure to FEA software is required. In-class, hands-on exercises and between-session assignments will provide an opportunity to put what is learned into practice.
What Will You Learn
- Identify a need for a nonlinear structural analysis
- Identify the types of nonlinearities
- Employ correct problem definition and solution strategy
- Select applicable modeling techniques
- Assess and implement results of nonlinear analysis
Is This Course For You
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- Modal Analysis and Linear Buckling Analysis
- Analogies and differences between modal analysis with pre-stress linear buckling analysis
- Linear buckling analysis as an entry to nonlinear analysis
- Structural stability
- Nonlinear Geometry Analysis
- Large displacement
- Stress stiffening/softening effect
- Force and displacement boundary conditions
- Contact Analysis
- Bolt connectors
- Nonlinear Material Analysis
- Residual stress