I'm a student and I'm just beginning to get to grips with SolidWorks, but I've hit a bit of a snag that I can't find any reference for.
Let me provide a really simple example of a 1.2m dia x 2m long cylinder, made of a simple revolved surface. In the simulation it is specificed as 6 layers of carbon fiber/resin, each 0.253mm thick and layed-up in different directions (1deg, 89deg, 75deg, -89deg, -75deg, -1deg).
The bottom of the cylinder is fixed and a pressure of 10psi is applied to the inside of the cylinder. The cylinder should be plenty strong enough for this.
Does anyone know why the "Min FOS" is reading a very unhelpful "1.$" and why the scale is showing numbers so ridiculously large? Surely the structure isn't *that* strong...
Thanks for any guidance you can offer.