Aircraft keel component in Solidworks Simulation
This is the fourth in a new series of review articles looking at Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software products. Each review takes the format of a walk-through using a simple structural example.
Each of the reviews represent my independent assessment and I am not sponsored in any way by the companies developing the products. However, in many cases I am indebted to the companies for supplying temporary licenses to allow the reviews to be carried out.
Part 1 of this review looks at set up and the complex solid meshing options available within SOLIDWORKS.
Part 2 looks at providing loads and boundary condition, analysis options and post processing.
The geometry files and SOLIDWORKS part files can be found from the menu on the left.