I would like to know if it is possible to have a User Defined Beam element formulation on SolidWorks.
user defined beam? sure, just make a weldment with the profile that you want or simply extrude the shape that you want to create a beam that is user defined.
This is my problem:
I have derived a beam element formulation which I would like to use to implement on SolidWorks and conduct Crash Analysis on.
By a beam element, I am referring to a configuration of the material ( Eg. Hughes-Liu Beam Element, Tymoschenko Beam, Belytchko - Tsay Shell element).
Similarly, I have created/ derived my own equations to define the beam element and would like to know if there is a Way to define it in Solidworks.
Once the definition is done, I will go on to the designing of actual model to be used for the crash test.
I would initially require an interface to create by own type of element on SW. Only then will I be able odesign with it.
you'd have to develop some translation between your element formulation and the formulation that already exists in the software at the modulus and shape level.
why do you need to use that element formulation?
its a formulation i ve developed to optimize the current formulation (Hughes Liu). I ll be using the new formulation to test the results it provides on crash analysis and compare it with the Hughes Liu beam element results.
And yes.. I am changing quite a few parameters with respect to shape, geometry and response to external forces and pressures.
there is nothing inside the solidworks simulation software that would allow you to do this.
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