1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 16, 2014 1:03 PM by Jared Conway

    Convergence of results (static stress analysis)

    Darshan Angadi

      Hi all,

       

      I am a new learner of SolidWorks and like the immense capabilities it offers. I am performing static stress analysis of an assembly. It consists of 3 simple solid cylinders and two hollow cylinders.The area of interest for me is the stress at the junction of the top cylinder with the inner cylinder in the assembly

      I have performed the basic steps of simulation as per the online tutorial. The area of interest for me is the stress at the junction of the top cylinder with the inner cylinder in the assembly. However despite numerous efforts (mesh control, applying fillets, trial of automated h and p-adaptive methods, review of contacts/restraints) I am unable to get some sensible convergence of the max von Mises stress at the area of interest. I wondered if I any experienced member in the SolidWorks community can guide me on how I can improve my simulation skills.

      I remember having read that with simulation it is as much art as it is skill - I am trying to pick up both at the moment!

       

      DSA