SOLIDWORKS Simulation Accuracy Report by AFNOR

Need to know how accurate SOLIDWORKS Simulation really is? How about within 1 percent of the referenced solution?!

That’s the conclusion after running 101 validation examples for Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software as documented by the Structural Analysis Software Validation Guide and corresponding report. This guide was published by AFNOR (Association Française de NORmalisation, French Standardization Association), written and compiled by the SFM (Société Française des Mécaniciens).

Extensive Finite Element Analysis Report Coverage

This report compares 101 results given by SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 with examples provided by AFNOR. The 101 validation tests cover a wide range of FEA domains: linear and nonlinear static, linear dynamic, linear and nonlinear thermal, and thermos-mechanics. To get the full validation report of SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 by AFNOR, click here.

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Click here to read the report and review the results of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation validation study.


Mai Doan

Mai DOAN is a Product Portfolio Manager for SOLIDWORKS Simulation. She has 20 years of experience in Simulation and Design. Prior to joining SOLIDWORKS in 2014 as a Territory Technical Manager, Mai worked as a Senior Application Engineer for ANSYS with expertise in Finite Element Analysis for more than 8 years. Before that, she developed her real world experience by designing mobile devices with an emphasis on Simulation for High Tech companies such as Siemens and Novatel Wireless. She holds Bachelor and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and speaks English, French & Vietnamese fluently.