1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 24, 2015 8:11 PM by Jared Conway

    Why isn't SolidWorks Simulation reporting mesh properties correctly

    Jordan Thomas

      Hello All,

       

      I have recently started using the report publisher to save time compiling results of simulation studies, especially useful when multiple simulations are run on the same part. Lately, however, the report generating tool has become hit-or-miss, often skipping important information like mesh properties or transient response graph. For example, I recently used an h-adaptive sim to run a static stress analysis of a bracket. The final mesh details (as reported from right clicking mesh and selecting "Details") are

       

      Study name: h adaptive (-Default-)

      Mesh type: Solid Mesh

      Mesher Used: Standard mesh

      Automatic Transition: Off

      Include Mesh Auto Loops: Off

      Jacobian points: 4 points

      Element size: 7.81321 mm

      Tolerance: 0.39066 mm

      Mesh quality: High

      Total nodes: 80725

      Total elements: 52841

      Maximum Aspect Ratio:  3.8601

      Percentage of elements with Aspect Ratio < 3:  100

      Percentage of elements with Aspect Ratio > 10:  0

      % of distorted elements (Jacobian):  0

      Time to complete mesh(hh:mm:ss):  00:00:02

       

      Yet the auto generated report contains the following meaningless mesh information table

       

      Mesh Information

      Mesh
        type

      Solid
        Mesh

      Mesher
        Used:

      Curvature based mesh

      Jacobian
        points

      4
        Points

      Maximum
        element size

      0 mm

      Minimum
        element size

      0 mm

      Mesh
        Quality

      High

       

      Additionally, the report contains the following caption-without-an-image for a convergence plot

       

      Name

      Type

      Graph1

      h-Adaptive
        Convergence Graph

       

      BRACKET-h
        adaptive-Convergence Graph-Graph1