2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 26, 2013 6:48 PM by Jared Conway

    Difference between static vs Nonlinear static vs Nonlinear dynamics

    Yuvaraj Dhanasekar

      can any one help me to find out the  major difference in the above said studies?....

        • Re: Difference between static vs Nonlinear static vs Nonlinear dynamics
          Jerry Steiger

          Yuvaraj,

           

          I'm not really very familiar with SolidWorks Simulation, so I may get some of this wrong.

           

          Static is limited to linear material properties. It does actually give you a few non-linear capabilities, like contact and large deflection analysis.

           

          Nonlinear static lets you use nonlinear material properties. It also allows you to apply loads in a time-like way (pseudo-time). So you could clamp a part to another with a given force, then apply another force to see if the part will move. You can ramp your forces up and down as required. None of this happens in "real" time. It ignores inertia.

           

          Nonlinear dynamics is working in "real" time. If you apply a step load to cantilever for instance, and follow it long enough, the cantilever would vibrate just as in real life.

           

          Jerry S.