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Can I get Stiffness Matrix from SW??

Question asked by Gopal Koya on May 12, 2014
Latest reply on May 12, 2014 by Jared Conway

Hello all,


Is it possible to obtain the exact stiffness matrix for a beam structure with non circular cross section?


For example, I modelled a drill-bit in solidworks and now I want the exact stiffness matrix when the loading and boundary conditions are specified. This is a bit different from general beam element of circular cross section as the cross section of drillbit contains warping effects. Hence, I need this through solidworks. Please help me.