SolidWorks Simulation Non-Linear - Cambridge

Starts: September 10, 2018 at 09:00 Ends: September 11, 2018 at 17:00

SolidWorks Simulation Non-Linear Module

Course Description

This course offers hands-on experience on the use of SolidWorks Simulation Premium nonlinear module. The 2-day course provides an overview on a wide range of nonlinear structural/mechanical analysis topics. You will learn how to deal with models that exhibit large displacements and/or yielding, discuss and practice the use of many material models available in SolidWorks Simulation and, most importantly, how to drive a nonlinear analysis to successful completion.


  • Attended the basic SolidWorks Simulation class, or equivalent. Knowledge of SolidWorks.

Course Components:

1) Introduction to Nonlinear Structural Analysis 

  • Geometric Nonlinearities and Displacement

2) Geometric Nonlinearities

  • Large displacements problems
  • Large strain formulation

3) Material Nonlinearities

  • Nonlinear elasticity
  • Hyperelasticity (Mooney-Rivlin, Ogden)
  • Plasticity (von Mises, isotropic/kinematic/mixed hardening rules)
  • Temperature dependent material properties
  • Visco-elasticity and creep

4) Contact (Boundary) Nonlinearities

  • 3D nonlinear gap/contact analysis (with or without material nonlinearities)

5) Numerical Procedures

  • Solution control techniques (force, displacement, and Arc-Length controls)
  • Equilibrium Iterations schemes (NewtonRaphson, modified Newton-Raphson)
  • Termination schemes (convergence and divergence criteria)

6) Special Topics

  • Adaptive automatic stepping algorithm
  • Prescribed non-zero displacements associated with time curves
  • Deformation dependent loading
  • Analysis stabilization techniques

7) Viewing the Results

  • Deflected shape plots
  • Displacement and stress color filled contour plots
  • Animation of deflected shape, displacement, and stress contour plots
  • X-Y plots for response quantities Isoplanes and sectioning

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CAD MicroSolutions

225 Pinebush Road, Unit 102
Cambridge, Ontario N1T 1B9


CAD MicroSolutions
225 Pinebush Road, Unit 102, Cambridge, Ontario N1T 1B9

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