• Deflection caused by wind load

    Hello all, I am working on a static wind load study and am running into a few problems. The antenna shown below is experiencing wind speeds of 135 mph, and a cumulative corresponding normal force (perpendicular to the...
    Daniel Moriarty
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  • Why is my simulation not considered converged?

    I don't understand how convergence criterion works. In the case pictured - the criterion is set manually to 0.5 m/s velocity and 0.5 kg/s mass flow. What are these numbers measured against? I would assume that they ar...
    Martin Malmqvist
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  • Mold clamping force calculation using SW thermal simulation.

    Hello, Please let me know the possibility to calculate below requirement using SW simulation premium. This is a draft of a mold. I needed to calculate the clamping force F when the rubber strip temperature reached ...
  • How to find Static Pressure across System

    I have created a system that replicates the air flow capacity of the fan I am thinking about using. My problem is I don't know what the static pressure drop across the system is. Is there a way to find this out either...
    Michael Youngman
    created by Michael Youngman
  • Stopped running studies

    I ran simulation one or twice today, simple static. Now, I try a new identical study and it tells me:  the requested quantity cannot be found in the result file and the study doesn't run. I've deleted all my...
    David Becker
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  • anyway to copy sw simulation features from one assembly to another?

    (contacts, bolts, etc from assembly file to another? Or to merge two assembly files with different studies and then copy over the features?
    Drew Plichta
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  • Pressure Drop across porous media.

    I have been reading through the Flow Simulation Technical Reference and found a series of equations to calculate the pressure drop. I have found two (2) equations that are quite useful (for anyone interested they are ...
    Michael Youngman
    last modified by Michael Youngman
  • Error: Mooney-Rivlin constants  (A+B) < 0 from curve fitting

    Hello there,    I was trying to do a nonlinear simulation with Polyurethane material with Model Mooney Rivlin. I got the S-S curve data(uniaxial, biaxial and planar raw data)  from Matereality, but no ...
    Felix Yang
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  • Help with Flow Simulation Wizard

    Can someone explain what changing the parameters on the last page of the wizard in flow simulation does? I have attached a picture of the page of which I am talking about.
    Michael Youngman
    last modified by Michael Youngman
  • Pressure drop vs velocity graph

    I'm trying to create my own porous media to control airflow so I need to be able to determine the pressure drop vs velocity graph. Does anyone have any way to know how to calculate these values?   What I also fi...
    Michael Youngman
    last modified by Michael Youngman
  • System Requirements

    Hi,    Please would someone be able to advise me on a suitable computer set-up for running SW simulations on?    I have recently been running a frequency domain 3D model, on windows 10, with syst...
    Elizabeth Sharp
    last modified by Elizabeth Sharp
  • Camera FOV Simulation Help

    I am using cameras in my assembly and want to simulate field of view(FOV) of those cameras such that parts in the assembly do not interfere with the FOV. I can move the cameras around if needed but was wondering if th...
    Chinmay Nanda
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  • Recommendation for constraint 

    Need recommendation for a fixture (constraint).  I have a tube with an applied load (torque) at one end and is sitting on a support at the near the opposite end.  Need some advise as to what type of fixture ...
    Greg Pedersen
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  • Simulating FDM Printing in SolidWorks

    Hi all,   I am currently doing my thesis, which deals with comparing polymer/clay nanocomposites that have been produced using both injection moulding and FDM printing and how the flow through the inlet/nozzle a...
    Peter Kernan
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  • CSWP-FEA (Simulation) sample exam, manual Calculation 1.

    Hi, colleagues! Am preparing for CSWP-simulation exam. Have some problems with sample exam. My first problem: Manual Calculation 1. The right answer is 7.354 lbs. But what is the process of calculation in details, ...
    Evghenii Nazarov
    last modified by Evghenii Nazarov
  • Stupid question about constraints on cylindrical faces

    Hy everyone,   I was simulating bearings' radial stiffness with SW when I found out this problem. With reference to the highlighted face below, is it possible to constraint the face radially only in case of rad...
    Federico Bassi
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  • Model builds without errors, until I open the motion study

    My model seems to have no errors or warnings after rebuild, but errors show up when I open the motion study tab.  Further, if I rebuild while the motion study is open, the errors appear in the model itself. ...
    Elizabeth Brownell
    last modified by Elizabeth Brownell
  • Unable to make avi file

    I'm not able to create an animation for a thermal analysis I made. When pressing "options" on the animation tool, I get "unable to create AVI file," and "write error."
    Brian Daniel Strang
    last modified by Brian Daniel Strang
  • Symmetry fixture results error

    I have a cylindrical symmetric part that I'm trying to analyze. I want to set up the part using the symmetric fixture, but I'm finding different results depending on how I section the part. The setup is shown below. &...
    Thomas Wolmarans
    last modified by Thomas Wolmarans
  • Deflection test instead of load/force test

    I am trying to test to find the force that occurs when a deflection is applied. I found a way online but it seems to be older and different than the 2019 solidworks simulations. Link to old explantation: Is ther...
    Will Ryan
    last modified by Will Ryan