Chapter 9: Simulation of Components under Thermo-Mechanical and Cyclic Loads

In the preceding chapters, we demonstrated various types of loads in the static analysis of engineering components. Among other things, there are two major ideas implicit in those chapters: (i) the assumption that the component is loaded under normal ambient temperature conditions, and (ii) the assumption that the applied load history is non-cyclical and therefore will not lead to fatigue. But there are many practical cases where these assumptions are violated. The good news is that SOLIDWORKS Simulation is equipped to deal with cases where the violation of these assumptions happens. Thus, breaking away from the aforementioned assumptions, this chapter will focus on ...

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