Looking to do static simulations that involve concrete. Is this possible in Solidworks 2016? Or other newer versions? I can't find concrete in the material selection, is there a work around?
You will need to have the material properties. What properties are required depend on the formulation you want to use for the simulation.
Then create the material yourself.
Edit: Found this as well. https://grabcad.com/library/concrete-materials-for-solidworks-1#!
Concrete has PSI load rating. Do NOT go over that.
Usually concrete are not consider bendable. Once you went over load PSI, it crack and fall apart.
So very simple sim. Whatever seating on concrete cannot result in lager than load PSI.
Also compression only.
Unless you're doing different thing with concrete.
I have concrete available.....ohhh we added it as a custom material one would think that it would be under other non metals...
As Frederick Law said cannot have tension in concrete , unless it's reinforced with rebar.
I'm not sure how simulation works thru that combination - I would imagine .....NOT !!
So unless it's all pure compression, it could be about as succesful as pushing fecal matter up a steep slope with a sharp stick.
Although Dung Beetles are rather good at it...
Dung Beatle Pushing Shit Uphill - YouTube
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