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General doubts

Question asked by Raghav S on Sep 22, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 24, 2014 by Jared Conway

Hi all, I have a couple of questions:

1. I was just wondering why we use von Misses stress theory in Solidworks while performing FEA? Are there any particular advantages of using this particular theory as compared to principal stress/ principal strain theory?

2. Solidworks is one of the most user friendly softwares that i have come across but I am not so sure about how Solidworks is as compared to Ansys when it comes to static analysis of simple components? Are the results comparable to the ones obtained in Ansys? Thanks!