Thermal Simulation with Beam Elements in SOLIDWORKS
Beam elements in SOLIDWORKS Simulation are computationally efficient for long slender bodies. With SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 beam elements now fully support thermal studies and thermal loads and can consider thermal distributions and their effects on expansion and material properties in a structural analysis. David Foster takes us through this exciting new capability to show how it is easy to use and naturally expands the power and ease of use of SOLIDWORKS Simulation.
About the author
David is a Houston Native with more than 12 years experience in the oil and gas industry. His background ranges from machined and molded parts to large system and equipment design. He enjoys continually learning and teaching simulation and FEA analysis and has been using SOLIDWORKS for over a decade.