SOLIDWORKS Elite Specialists

SOLIDWORKS Premium-Nonlinear Training Agenda

Length: 1 days


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.

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