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Designed for users who would like to become productive fast, this course offers hands-on experience on the use of SolidWorks Simulation Dynamics modules. The one-day course provides an overview on a wide range of dynamic analysis topics.

Course details and prerequisites:

Duration: 2 Days
Type: Instructor Led
Level: Intermediate


  • Attended the SolidWorks Simulation Essentials Course
  • Knowledge of SolidWorks
After the training you will be able to:
  • Understand the response of a structure over time during and after the application of a load
  • Understand how dynamic loads such as people, wind, waves, traffic, earthquakes, or blasts can effect your design







Course Outline

Lesson 1 : Analyses Covered

  • Modal time history analysis
  • Random vibration
  • Response spectra analysis
  • Steady-state harmonic analysis
  • Response spectra generation

Lesson 2 : Mass, Damping and Friction Models

  • Mass: Lumped Consistent Mass Matrices
  • Damping: Rayleigh damping, modal damping, concentrated dampers, composite damping
  • Node-to-node gap/friction element

Lesson 3 : Numerical Procedures

  • Time History Analysis: implicit time integration using Wilson-theta and Newmark methods
  • Response Spectra Analysis: ABS, SRSS, CQC and NRL mode combination methods
  • Steady-State Harmonic Analysis

Lesson 4 : Excitation

  • Load vs. time data for nodal forces, pressure loads
  • Uniform and nonuniform base excitations in the time or frequency domain for displacement, velocity and acceleration
  • Shock response spectrum vs. frequency
  • Harmonic excitation for nodal forces, pressure loads, uniform and nonuniform ground motions and varied phase angles
  • Power spectral density (PSD) excitation curves for nodal forces, pressure loads, uniform and nonuniform ground motions

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