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Convergence values

Question asked by Ryan Delacourt on Jan 10, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 13, 2017 by Ryan Delacourt

I am currently conducting a study on Solidworks using FEA to analyse the bending stress of a valve disc assembly, throughout the majority of my simulations most components i am getting results that are converging nicely with the use of a H-Adaptive method, however the results i am now starting to get are not converging as well as I hoped they would. For example, my latest study bring back the following von misses stress values in the following order:


Iteration 1 - 74.96 N/mm²

Iteration 2 - 84.55 N/mm²

Iteration 3 - 118.5 N/mm²

Iteration 4 - 140.4 N/mm²

Iteration 5 - 175.1 N/mm²


Would I be correct in saying that the iteration 2 is the best result as after this point the values jump up quite fiercely in comparison to the first two studies.


Any advise would be greatly appriciated,


Thank you