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Solidworks simulation - Part file Vs assembly file with same part

Question asked by Pk M on May 13, 2014
Latest reply on May 13, 2014 by Jared Conway



I was trying to run study for some problem and just wanted to run a simple study to compare results between part file simulation and assembly file.

For this -  I created a simple square part 12 in X 12 in X 0.125 in thick.

               Applied Aluminum 6061-T6 from soldiworks library

               created static study with fixed both left & right faces & applied 144 lbf force on top face as shown in attached results file & ran the study.


             - Inserted same file into assembly file and re-created same simulation model and ran the study to compare results.


I found that assembly simulation model seeing more stresses and displacements. Could somebody help me understanding why results were so different?




Solidworks 2012

Windows 7 X 64 bit