How to create FOS stress sensor from Simulation data?
I am a bit new in using Soliworks Simulation. I want to create a sensor for a design study to optimize a part using factor of safety provision of simulation data. In simulation express it is already given as constraints, but when I try to create it in simulation premium, it doesnot works. Basically what I am doing is
- Creating a stress (maximum vonmises) sensor using simulation data and checking factor of safety option
- The newly created sensor gives me warning that data not available (could not understand as the material is applied and simulation study is already done/run)
- Renaming sensor as FOS and using it as constraint in design study by setting sensor value > the minimum 1.5 (I want the minimum factor of safety to be kept as 1.5)
- Strangely the optimization failes as the iteration shows only maximum von mises stress in each step rather than calculating Factor of safety in numbers
Please correct me where I am getting wrong in the above mentioned steps
Although I can specify a stress sensnor by calculating the value of maximum von mises stress equal to 1.5 FOS and give the constraint of sensor less than maximum that value but I wanted to have a Factor of Safety type sensor
I am an instructor and using Solidworks Education Premium Professional Edition 2011
Any help in this regard is highly appreciated!