Firstly take care to the units. One of them psi the other Pa.
If you examine the welding operation safetly , you should define weld connection for parts.
If not you can combine the parts which has been welded.
Prob or iso clipping tools let you to get value for particul areas.
Thank you for that. Ive been trying to use the edge weld tool with no luck. Ive attached pictures. Im thinking about just combing the welded parts, and just looking at which configuration has more stress at the weld joints
Im a bit confused why solid works is taking some pieces as shells instead of solids. Is it just wasier for simulation to use shells over solids, so that a good way of running a simulation in certain conditions?
there is a very steep learning curve to run simulation properly. For starters, a bachelors in mechanical engineering would be a good idea.
You're bringing up some questions that are concerning, such as why you don't know and aren't controlling how the software is meshing the parts. Mixing up units on the results plot.
The problem with this software is that anyone can run it but most people can't understand it.
Do you have some engineering background so that you understand the stresses being reported, for instance, do you know what Von Mises stress is? Are you capable of doing some hand calculations to proof check the software? This should be considered a very basic requirement to run this software.
you're dealing with some thin parts, do you understand the errors that can occur in solid meshes in thin structures and how to validate your results?
Ive got a BS in ME and am new to the software and am trying to learn. I dont understand a lot of the simulation process with solidworks and the do's and dont's.