COSMOS/Works Tutorial. 2 Static Analysis Tutorial This chapter presents step-by- step lessons for performing linear static analysis. q q q q q q q q Lesson 1. Introduction to Computer Aided Engineering: Solidworks and. Cosmosworks using CosmosXpress. Tutorial written by Jerry Dutreuil. Professor. In this tutorial, we will use COSMOSWorks to perform stress analysis on an COSMOSWorks to analyze the stress on the floor jack assembly when the load is .

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It employs the finite element method for performing FEA finite element analysis. It simulates the working conditions of SolidWorks models and predicts their physical behavior. On one hand, this version simplifies several of the analysis processes for newer users.

On the other hand, several analysis capabilities are expanded, which should appeal to more experienced users. It creates a folder for each study, and study parameters reside in subfolders. Menus can also be used to accomplish all of this, but the tree is much more visual and intuitive—a good thing for new users. Regardless of the study cosmmosworks, all analyses follow the same basic steps: Define the analysis type and options.

Define study parameters for their impact on a design. Define material properties skip this step if material properties were defined in SolidWorks. Specify restraints and loads.

Mesh the model divide it into small elements for analysis. Define as many as what-if design scenarios.


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Run the study or selected design scenarios. View and compare the results.

Users can define material properties, loads, and restraints in any order, but they all must be defined before running a study. Of the various types of analysis that COSMOSWorks performs, Cosmoswrks found the most interesting one to be the new drop test figure 1especially for an analysis product in this price range.

This test helps users design products that survive being dropped from a specified height or impacting a planar surface at a specified velocity. Setting up a drop test study involves defining the drop height, the acceleration of gravity, and the orientation of the impact plane. No rotations of the model can be considered until the initial impact occurs. Analysis results can be viewed as contour plots of stress, displacement, and strains for all locations on a model, or at preselected locations such as vertices and reference points.

By itself the drop test study won’t automatically tuyorial if a model will break or how components might separate on impact. Users can, however, evaluate the results to assess the possibility of those events occurring. For example, they can compare the maximum stresses with allowable values for predicting material failure.

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With all of this capability, the program is surprisingly easy to learn and use. Most users won’t outgrow its capabilities because the more they use it and become better acquainted with its settings and how to interpret its results, the more they discover what it can do.


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