SOLIDWORKS TSA Beam Analysis Tutorials

Welcome to cudacountry's SolidWorks 2013 Beam Structural Analysis Tutorials. We use SolidWorks 2013 Weldments to design our beams and SolidWorks Simulation to analyze structure.

The tutorials are designed to meet Middle School Technology Student Association conference competitive events requirements.

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Profile. .125 x .125 profile. All units inches.

2. Bottom Truss. 1.5 x 10 Balsa.


3. Bottom Truss Structural Analysis.
Part 4. Beam Joints. 1.5 x 3 x 10. Create new configuration and add Left Truss to Bottom Truss, Mirror and Linear Pattern Bottom Truss.
Simulation 5. Structural Analyze Beam Joints.
Part 6. Beam Combine. Create new configuration and combine solid bodies.
Simulation 7. Structural Analyze Beam Combine.
Part 8. Beam Double Joints. Edit Beam as weldments and add top horizontal members to "double" top horizontal members.
Simulation 9. Structural Analyze Beam Double Joints.
Part 10. Beam Double Combine.
Simulation 11. Structural Analyze Beam Double Combine.
Drawing 12. Drawing with Cut List. 11” by 17” paper. Includes table formulas for totaling stock lengths.
Part 13. Base for assembly.
Part 14. Block. 3/4 x 2.75 x 4 block used with Crusher assembly.
Part 15. Rod. 1/2" rod used with Crusher assembly.
Assembly 16. Crusher Assembly with nut from Toolbox.
Simulation 17. Analyze Assembly. Be prepared for long simulation run time.
Beam as Weldments
Beam combined with Split Line on top for Force surface and Split line on bottom for Fixture
Beam as Weldments with Double Top Horizontal Members
Beam Double Combined
Beam Double Joints Drawing with cut list and formulas for totaling lengths