2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 14, 2006 6:19 AM by

    COSMOS Output Result


      I have an analisis project did with cosmos.
      The result is good. Then I sent cosmos report to my client.
      I say that this design is save.

      But, he want see the formula about that calculation.
      Is there any way to output calculation formula from our analisis with cosmos ?
      It is very important, because not every one know about FEA tecnologi.
      So, if we do a presentation only with output from cosmos, they don`t believe with the result. They want see the formula.

      So, what should we do ????

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          Your customer is an pig-head!
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            Hi John, the "formula" for a finite element analysis is too complex to answer in a general response. My suggestion is that you show your client the validity of the results by doing some traditional calculations (Roark's Formulas for Stress & Strain is a good source for these.) and repeat these calculations in COSMOS. When he sees that the answers match (they should...if they don't, check your model set-up or calculations), he should be more inclined to believe the results on the more complext model. There are also a couple of White Papers on the SolidWorks website that provide some background to FEA theory without getting too deep into the math.

            Try this and let me know if you need anything else...

            -- Vince