Which kind of study is it? How is the load applied?
I am confident there is an answer to your question but it is not clear what you are asking here. Do you have a real life situation in mind that you wish to analyze?
Let me try to clarify. Do I choose a Linear Static Study or a Dynamic Study? I'm guessing it is Linear Static.
If Linear Static, where do I apply the loads--on every surface that is not fixed?
I have a complex aluminum housing.
hmm sound it your first time to use simulation why not try to do the built in tutorials after you complete that i promise to you it will be a lot easy
I have been doing analysis using Simulation for several years. I just have never done a "quasi-static analysis". This gives an estimate of dynamic loads. I'm curious as to how the load should be applied.
There isn't a boundary for a "quasi-static analysis" setup as you put it. What is the real life situation you are testing for? Are loads being provided to you? What units are those loads given in?
My customer wants a quasi static analysis with 3x PSD (XX Grms). As I understand it, this is a structural verification for a specified random vibration input early in the design phase.
Given the loading you need to use then the only available option for you is to use a Linear Dynamic Random Vibration analysis with your PSD assigned to a Base Excitation boundary (SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Applying Selected Base Excitation for a Random Vibration Study).
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