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Let's assume we have a car frame with tons of spot welds required and we are testing the welds under loads. The load in consideration is a 250 lb load on the roof. Maybe we are travelling with bags? We... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Several factors have to be taken into account while using the empirical S-N curve for a real-life model. They are, corrosive environment (Kc), surface conditions (Ks), size factor (Ki), mode of loading (Km), temperature factor (Kt), reliability factor (Kr), notch... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Rotating Regions can be used in analysis of fluid flow where components are rotating over different axes and/or at different speeds or if the computational domain is non-axisymmetric with respect to rotating component. Each rotating region is surronded by axisymmetric... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard gives product engineers an intuitive virtual testing environment for static linear, time-based motion, and high-cycle fatigue simulation, so they can answer common engineering challenges with this SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD embedded solution. The Trend Tracker capability and Design... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Please join CATI this Monday, 9/8 to learn the fastest and least expensive way to determine Will it Work? & Will it Last? We will start with what you can do today in the SolidWorks Premium license you already own.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Join us to learn how to easily simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces that are critical to the success of your design with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. Fully embedded with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation intuitive CFD (computational... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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SolidWorks Plastics brings easy-to-use injection molding simulation directly to the designers of plastic parts and injection molds, as well as advanced CAE analysis. It simulates how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process to predict manufacturing-related defects on parts... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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SolidWorks Plastics helps evaluate manufacturability of parts and molds. SolidWorks Plastics simulates how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process to predict manufacturing related defects on parts. An intuitive user interface leads you through a guided analysis set up,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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SolidWorks Simulation helps analyze symmetrical and unsymmetrical composite layups, as well as composite sandwiches. Each layer can be defined by a unique set of material properties and orientation, giving the designer maximum control to find the optimum layup and material... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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I came across an interesting application last week. While walking up and down a metal staircase we often do not pay attention to vibration effects. Maybe the engineer working on the project figured this out for us. If that was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Fatigue analysis examines how repeated or random load cycles can cause structural failure. This seminar explores how SolidWorks Simulation takes two complementary approaches to design analysis using (a) Design for Strength: Traditionally in failure analysis, designers consider the ultimate strength... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Tracers allow you to study the flow of admixture (tracer) in the existing carrier fluid under assumption that the presence of admixture has a negligible influence on the carrier fluid flow. Such assumption is justified if the concentration (mass fraction)... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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In linear static analysis, the loads are applied gradually and slowly until they reach their full magnitude. After reaching their full magnitude, the loads remain constant (time-invariant). The accelerations and velocities of the excited system are negligible, therefore, no inertial... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Heat Transfer problems often crop up when designing consumer products, such as baking ovens, outdoor grills. So how does a deisgn engineer build the best most efficient design without breaking costly prototypes? Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a great method... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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In this webcast we define the concept of thermal analysis as it relates to product design. We discuss the principles of conduction, convection, and radiation using real-life products as examples. We describe ways to perform thermal analysis, specifically how you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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SolidWorks Plastics simulates how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process to predict manufacturing-related defects on parts and molds. You can quickly evaluate manufacturability while you design, to eliminate costly mold rework, improve part quality, and accelerate time to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Fatigue Analysis helps identify how repetitive load cycles cause structural failures. SolidWorks Simulation helps you identify failures in components subjected to stresses less than yield and do not experience plastic deformation and have relatively long lives. This type of usage... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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I am sure this has happened to everyone, you are working with a tool and suddenly the tool bends. You wonder if you have suddenly gained super-powers as they show in the movies. I wish it were true, but most... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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There are many occasions when we are asked, "Can SolidWorks Simulation handle my engineering issues?" We ran into this last week, we were given deformation in the component and had to figure out load required to produce the deformation. What... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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To optimize the thermal performance of electronic components and ensure their operation, designers and engineers need to simulate both the environment and heat loads in and around components, PCBs, and complete products. SolidWorks Flow Simulation, augmented with the Electronic Cooling... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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I have been on the road a lot lately, and the weather gods have not been favoring my ventures. Bad weather coupled with monster semi-trucks have been causing a ton of anxiety while overtaking or just keeping up in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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Injection molding is a complex technology with possible production problems. They can be caused either by defects in the molds, or more often by the molding process itself. I want to go over some issues that SolidWorks Plastics Professional can... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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Ed Honda is the owner of Honda Design LLC. Ed has been involved in plastic product development with various Chicago-area manufacturers for over 40 years. He has developed a comprehensive knowleadge base of plastics related design. This comes from development... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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SolidWorks today announced a new tool called SolidWorks Plastics. SolidWorks Plastics provides tools that help manufacturers validate and optimize the design of plastic parts and injection molds. What is the big deal? Optimal process settings are critical to influencing the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
SolidWorks Flow Simulation is fully integrated within Solidworks 3D CAD software so that every designer can get the benefits of flow simulation at any stage of product development, to design with better insight. SolidWorks Flow Simulation can quickly and easily... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes