• CADArtifex Releases SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 Textbook

    CADArtifex announces the worldwide release of "SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users" textbook.

    This textbook is designed for instructor-led courses as well as for self-paced learning. It is intended to help engineers and designers interested in learning finite element analysis (FEA) using SOLIDWORKS Simulation. This textbook benefits new SOLIDWORKS Simulation users and is a great teaching aid in classroom training. It consists of 10 chapters, a total of 390 pages covering various types of finite element analysis (FEA) such as Linear Static Analysis, Buckling Analysis, Fatigue Analysis, Frequency Analysis, Drop Test Analysis, and Non-linear Static Analysis.

    It also covers important concepts and methods used in finite element analysis (FEA) such as Preparing Geometry, Boundary Conditions (load and fixture), Element Types, Contacts, Connectors, Meshing, Mesh Controls, Mesh Check (Aspect Ratio check and Jacobian check), Adaptive Meshing (H-Adaptive and P-Adaptive), Iterative Methods (Newton-Raphson Scheme and Modified Newton-Raphson Scheme), Incremental Methods (Force, Displacement, or Arc Length), and so on. This textbook not only focuses on the usages of the tools of SOLIDWORKS Simulation but also on the fundamentals of finite element analysis (FEA) through various real-world Case Studies. The Case Studies used in this textbook allow users to solve various real-world engineering problems by using SOLIDWORKS Simulation step-by-step. Also, the Hands-on Test Drives are given at the end of chapters that allow users to experience themselves the ease-of-use and immense capacities of SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

    Every chapter begins with learning objectives related to the topics covered in that chapter. Moreover, every chapter ends with a summary which lists the topics learned in that chapter followed by questions to assess the knowledge.

    Table of Contents:
    Chapter 1. Introduction to FEA and SOLIDWORKS Simulation
    Chapter 2. Introduction to Analysis Tools and Static Analysis
    Chapter 3. Case Studies of Static Analysis
    Chapter 4. Contacts and Connectors
    Chapter 5. Adaptive Mesh Methods
    Chapter 6. Buckling Analysis
    Chapter 7. Fatigue Analysis
    Chapter 8. Frequency Analysis
    Chapter 9. Drop Test Analysis
    Chapter 10. Non-Linear Static Analysis

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