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Loads in SolidWorks Simulation

You can:


  • Apply pressure, either uniform or nonuniform, in any direction.
  • Apply loads with nonuniform distribution.
  • Apply gravitational or centrifigal (e.g., rotating machinery) loads.
  • Apply bearing or remote forces. Remote forces are applied at remote locations connected to the part with imaginary rigid links.
  • Import loads directly from SolidWorks Motion and SolidWorks Flow Simulation.
  • Define bearing, bolt, edge weld, elastic support, grounded bolt, pin, rigid, spot weld, spring, and spring-damper connectors.
  • Apply temperatures to different locations of the part. Changes in temperatures produce stresses in the part. These stresses are called thermal stresses. SolidWorks Simulation uses the temperature profile from a thermal study and performs thermal stress analysis.
  • Save common loads in an analysis library for future use.


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