SOLIDWORKS Simulation Services
The product development process, as it exists today, is all about the design.
Unfortunately, design is not a linear process. The challenge is to go from start to finish as efficiently as possible with a sequence of decisions and adjustments along the way. What if decisions are made without knowing if they are right? Is there a way to get a periodic affirmation so that the risk is minimized? Is the line between success and failure a measure of how fast one can catch their mistakes?
A tool like SolidWorks© Simulation can go a long way in helping engineers and designers make course corrections throughout the design phase.
The 3DVision Technologies team specializes in three main fields of Simulation – Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Kinematics and Dynamics (Motion). Outlined below is a classification of the types of problems that can be solved in these fields.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
- Static tests (stress, deflections, strains, factor of safety) on parts and assemblies
- Thermal tests (for temperature profile and stresses/deflection based on temperature)
- Frequency analysis(determination of natural frequencies, forced vibration, time history analysis, harmonics, random vibration with PSD curves)
- Buckling(determination of critical buckling load)
- Fatigue(cyclic and non-cyclic fatigue load simulation, life and damage estimation)
- Non-linear simulations(large deformation problems, working with complicated materials such as plastics, rubber, viscoelastics, shape memory alloys etc., determination of post-yield behavior of structures)
- Optimization(parametric optimization of geometry for best design scenarios)
- Drop testing, impact analysis, etc
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
- Determination of fluid parameters such as pressure, density, velocity, forces, vortex locations, temperature distributions etc.
- Fully coupled thermal analysis (conduction, convection and radiation) from/to the fluid
- Parametric optimization of geometry based on results/desired objectives
- Rotating bodies, fans
- Internal or external fluid flows
- Non-Newtonian fluids (high viscosity fluids)
- Applications in a wide variety of industries:
Electronics cooling HVAC
Rigid Body Kinematics and Dynamics (Motion)
- Simulate moving mechanisms
- Determine motor and actuator sizes
- Determine power consumption, forces, velocities, acceleration of components
- Understand gear drives
- Determine how contact parts react
- Numerical and graphical outputs of engineering data
- Automatic load transfer for simultaneous FEA during range of motion
- Event based motion