SOLIDWORKS Premium-Nonlinear

Training Agenda

Lesson Agenda
Topics Covered - Geometric Nonlinearities - Large displacements problems | Large strain formulation.

Topics Covered - Material Nonlinearities - Nonlinear elasticity | Hyperelasticity (Mooney-Rivlin, Ogden) | Plasticity (von Mises, isotropic/kinematic/mixed hardening rules) | Temperature dependent material properties | Visco-elasticity and creep.

Topics Covered - Contact (Boundary) Nonlinearities - 3D nonlinear gap/contact analysis (with or without material nonlinearities)

Topics Covered - Numerical Procedures - Solution control techniques (force, displacement, and Arc-Length controls) | Equilibrium Iterations schemes (Newton-Raphson, modified Newton-Raphson) | Termination schemes (convergence and divergence criteria)

Topics Covered - Special Topics - Adaptive automatic stepping algorithm | Prescribed non-zero displacements associated with time curves | Deformation dependent loading | Analysis stabilization techniques.

Topics Covered - 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.
Course Details
Length: 1 Day

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Simulation training Course


This Simulation module focuses on the three branches of nonlinear analysis:
Nonlinear Material behaviour (rubbers and composites), Nonlinear Geometric conditions (large displacements) and Nonlinear contact considerations. Many structures behave in a non linear way, this could be the material properties or materials behaving beyond the yield point. The Nonlinear module is part of the Simulation Premium add on product.

 Part of Solid Solutions Group