SOLIDWORKS Simulation Step-Up Series: Introduction to Nonlinear Analysis

Welcome back to the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Step-Up series! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be discussing all things SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Today, the North America SOLIDWORKS Simulation experts will introduce us to nonlinear analysis. First, we will briefly discuss the differences between linear and a nonlinear systems and then, we will learn about the different shades of nonlinearity in structural analysis with demonstration examples. Finally, we will wrap up with some general guidelines and flow charts to determine if a system is nonlinear or not and how to handle nonlinearity in SOLIDWORKS Simulation.


We’ll hear from the team every few weeks over the next couple of months – they’ll share their expert perspectives and experience on topics such as shell strategies, tools for productivity, and analyzing reports.

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