9 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2014 8:45 PM by Jared Conway

    How does the Solidworks calculate the natural/resonant frequency?

    Cicero Lobo

      Hello guys!

       

      I'm using the Solidworks Simulation ackage to determine the natural/resonant frequencies of some cantilever beams. I have done that and it worked great, the results were very similar to my analytical results. However, I would like to understand how the Solidworks calculate that....

      1 - does it apply Finite Elements (FEM) to do it?

      2 - What is the "Mesh" function?

      3 - If I change the Mesh Density, would it change my results?

       

      Thank you!