Practical Finite Element Simulations with SOLIDWORKS 2021

By Khameel B. Mustapha
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About this book

SOLIDWORKS is a dominant computer-aided design (CAD) software for 3D modeling, designing, and analysis of components. This book helps you get to grips with SOLIDWORKS Simulation, which is a remarkable and integral part of SOLIDWORKS predominantly deployed for advanced product performance assessment and virtual prototyping.

The book takes a hands-on approach to learning SOLIDWORKS Simulation by providing step-by-step guidelines on various aspects of the simulation workflow. You'll begin by learning about the requirements for effective simulation of parts and components along with the idealization of physical components and their representation with finite element models. The book provides exercises at the end of each chapter, and geometry models used in all chapters are made available on GitHub for you to download and practice. Finally, you’ll discover how to set up finite element simulations for the static analysis of components under various types of loads, with different types of materials from simple isotropic to composite materials and different boundary conditions.

By the end of this SOLIDWORKS 2021 book, you'll be able to conduct basic and advanced static analyses with SOLIDWORKS Simulation and will have acquired practical knowledge of how to best use the family of elements in the SOLIDWORKS Simulation library.

Publication date:
October 2021
Publisher
Packt
Pages
339
ISBN
9781801819923

About the Author

  • Khameel B. Mustapha

    Khameel B. Mustapha obtained his doctorate from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) with a focus on the development of computational methods in the area of microcontinuum theory. He has years of experience working on a variety of finite element analysis platforms. Khameel has given training to thousands of students and participants on the applications of finite element simulations to the analysis, design and performance assessments of engineering components. His primary research interest gears towards mechanics and modelling of microscale structures, but his wider interest encompasses computational mechanics, engineering teaching philosophy and mechanics of advanced systems (functionally graded materials, sandwich composites, subcellular biological structures, energy materials, additively manufactured components). He is currently an Associate Professor with the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, and has previously held a faculty position with the Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak). He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

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