Please see question above

Please see question above

Ah alright thanks. I am now trying out the Nonlinear - Static simulation. While editing the force definitions, I am able to see the "Variation with Time" tab. If I wanted a continuous 250 Newton force applied on the object, I would want to use the "curve" option right? But how would I change the curve data for a constant 250 N with End time = 10 sec?

thanks

Please be aware that in Nonlinear Static analysis, the time used is "pseudo" time - it has no real correlation to physical time except in certain conditions. Therefore, whether you apply your load for a duration of 15 seconds or 1 second (assuming you scale any time curves accordingly), your results should be identical.

You can also refer to the following Simulation Online Help topics for additional information:

http://help.solidworks.com/2016/english/solidworks/cworks/c_nonlinear_static_analysis_overview.htm

http://help.solidworks.com/2016/english/solidworks/cworks/idh_help_nonlinear_solution.htm

The above is the "Curve" option for time variation. Below is if I just set it to "Linear", but I want it to be 200 N for 10 seconds, not linearly increasing from 0 to 250. Also, how do you change the End time from 1 second to 10 seconds? I can't find that option. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!

Hi Hao,

now you are on the right track!

if you would like to change the end time to 10 sec, you can simply type 10 in the 2nd row for the X value.

pleas let me know if it answered your question.

Cheers,

- Siavash