Generative Part Structural Analysis

IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes

© 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES

Tutorial Objectives
Description
? This Tutorial is an introduction to Generative Part Structural Analysis.

Message
? To show how Stress Analysis is easy to use - even for the non-analyst ? To show how CATIA V5 gives accurate results ? To show CATIA V5’s associativity features

Duration
? 45 minutes

Product Coverage
? Assembly Design, Part Design, Generative Part Structural Analysis

IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes

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© 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES

Tutorial Major Steps Here are the major steps of the tutorial: Step 1 ? Show the supporting geometry Step 2 ? Prepare the part for analysis Step 3 ? Assign boundary conditions ( Loads and Restraints) Step 4 ? Solve the problem Step 5 ? Visualise the results Step 6 ? Analyse the results Step 7 ? Change the design and resolve ? Reanalyse the results © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES Step 8 IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 3 .

Do the following operations (simplest one): ?BEFORE STARTING YOUR CATIA V5 SESSION: ? Copy or replace the directory . you may have to modify the CATIA V5 settings (units. default directory.\Generative Part Structural Analysis\Data\CATSettings in: For NT users C:\Winnt\Profiles\XXXXX\Application Data\DassaultSystemes For Windows 2000 C:\Documents and settings\Profiles\XXXXX\Application Data\DassaultSystemes or XP users For Windows C:\Windows\Profiles\XXXXX\Application Data\DassaultSystemes 98 users XXXX is the name used to log on to your computer ? Do not forget to put this folder (CATSettings) in read mode: ? Select the folder (CATSettings) ? Click mouse button 3 then click on Properties and uncheck the Read-only Attribute ? Select all the files in the folder ? Click mouse button 3 then click on Properties and uncheck the Read-only Attribute 2. visualisation parameters.. etc…) In order to use the appropriate settings for this tutorial. you have two possibilities: 1. Set them manually: ? Launch your CATIA V5 session and do the operations from page 23 onwards IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 4 © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES .Settings 1/2 Depending on your needs.

Settings 2/2 For this tutorial you also need to install a material catalogue: ? Do not do this step if you have already done it in getting started or in a previous tutorial ? Copy the .\Getting Started\Catalog.\Getting Started\Catalog..CATMaterial file under .CATMaterial file under .\Program Files\Dassault Systemes\M07\intel_a\startup\materials\Japanese directory ? Copy the .\Getting Started\Catalog.CATMaterial file under .\Getting Started\Catalog..\Program Files\Dassault Systemes\M07\intel_a\startup\materials directory ? Answer Yes in order to replace the old catalogue © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES You are now ready to launch your CATIA V5 session IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 5 ...\Program Files\Dassault Systemes\M07\intel_a\startup\materials\German directory ? Copy the ..\Program Files\Dassault Systemes\M07\intel_a\startup\materials\French directory ? Copy the .CATMaterial file under ....

\Generative Part Structural Analysis\ Data directory ?Check you are in the Assembly Design workbench ? If not. select the Product Name in the Specification tree.CATProduct file in the .Step 1: Show the Supporting Geometry Loading the Product ? Opening the assembly ?Go to File and Open the Drill_ Press.. then select Start + Assembly Design IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 6 © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES ?Select Manipulation icon ?Select Y Translation in Manipulation Parameters window ?Check the With respect to constraints option box .

This shows the assembly mechanism is properly constrained ?Click OK to close the Manipulation window ?Click on the Update icon if necessary ? You should not have to do this if you are in Automatic Update © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 7 .Step 1: Show the Supporting Assembly ?In the 3D view. drag the “sliding jaw” part along the Y axis (as shown by the yellow arrow) and then drag it back to the original position.

Step 1: Show the Supporting Assembly ?Expand the screw part in the structure tree by clicking on the + symbol ?Click MB3 on Steel. Then select Properties to show the material properties ?Select Analysis folder to see the Structural Properties of the chosen material ?Click OK to close the Properties window IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 8 © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES .

. If you are interested in an assembly evaluation.\Generative Part Structural Analysis\Data\Screw. select Edit + Links… to look at the different parts included in that assembly ?Select Pointed documents panel ?Select the . please contact your Business Partner ?In the Menu bar. In this CATIA demonstration mode you cannot Study the Stress Analysis on a full assembly because this product is not installed.Step 2: Prepare the part for Analysis ? From this assembly you will open the part and analyse its deformations.CATPart line ?Click on the Open button ? The screw will be opened in a new window IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 9 © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES .

(It will not affect the analysis results.Step 2: Prepare the part for Analysis ? You will simplify the part by deactivating a redundant pattern at the end of the screw.1 in the Specification tree then select CircPattern.) This operation will save computation time.1 object + Deactivate ?Repeat the operation for CircPattern. ?Click MB3 on CircPattern.2 © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 10 .

Step 2: Prepare the part for Analysis ? Now that you have prepared the part to analyse. select Start + Analysis & Simulation + Generative Structural Analysis ? A new window is opened with the screw in the Analysis environment IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 11 © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES ?In the New Analysis Case window. you will enter the appropriate workbench ?From the Menu bar. select Static Analysis then OK to validate .

Step 3: Assign Boundary Conditions Setting the Boundary Conditions ? Before computing. you need to indicate the Boundary conditions ?Select Clamp icon from workbench ?Select one of the internal faces of the screw thread (Choose one of the screw ends) ?Select OK to confirm © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 12 .

Step 3: Assign Boundary Conditions ?Select Force Icon from workbench ?Select the end face of the screw ?Click in the X field and key in 950 lbf ?Key-in –50 lbf in the Y field ? The Norm value is automatically updated ?Select OK to confirm © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 13 .

you can either manually delete them in Windows or click on the Clear button ?Select the Compute icon ?Check the Preview option ?Click on the OK button to launch the calculation ?After a few seconds. You should not need more than 50MB. To delete the results files. ?Click Yes to continue IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 14 © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES .Step 4: Solve the problem Computing the load problem ? Setting the Temporary file calculation ?Click on the Elfini Storage Location icon ?Define the corresponding directory E:\Temp using Modify ? The results will be stored on your hard disk. CATIA will come back with an estimated time for computation of this problem.

the results can be visualised ? The Von Mises icon is available when the computation is finished ?Click on the black arrow of the visualisation mode and select the Applies customized view parameters icon ?Check the Materials option ?Click OK to validate ?Click on the Von Mises icon ? Now you can see the Von Mises stress distribution on the deformed mesh model IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 15 © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES .Step 5: Visualise the Results ? After computation.

hide Properties and Nodes and Elements using hide/show in their contextual menu ? Multi-select both Nodes and Elements and Properties in the specification tree by holding down the CTRL key ? Click MB3 on Properties + Hide/Show ?Move mouse cursor over finite elements to visualise Von Mises values at each node ?You can modify the result display ? Double-click on the palette ? Enter 20 instead of 10 ? Click OK to close the panel IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 16 © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES .Step 5: Visualise the Results ?Visualising the Von Mises image ? To improve your view.

Step 6: Analyse the Results ? Displaying the cutting plane to see the inside part values ?Select the Cut Plane icon ?Select the view under the isometric predefined view ? Clicking and moving the rotation axis as shown by the yellow arrow ?To translate the cutting plane. click MB1 on the arc and drag it in the direction of the yellow arrow ?Uncheck the Show Cutting Plane option © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES ?Move mouse cursor over finite elements to visualise Von Mises values on each node. IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 17 .

Step 6: Analyse the Results ?Visualising Von Mises Extrema ? Click on the Search Image Extrema icon ? Click OK to validate ? The minimum and maximum Von Mises values are displayed directly on the deformed shape ? You can check that the maximum Von Mises value is lower than the Steel yield strength IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 18 © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES .

you can animate this image with a maximum deformation scale factor ? Select Deformation Scale Factor icon ? Increase it to the maximum by dragging the cursor to the end ? Select Animate icon ? Click CLOSE to finish the review IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 19 © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES ?Deformed mesh image ? Select the Deformation icon .Step 6: Analyse the Results ?To get a better idea of the Von Mises results and deformation.

To correct this. ?Exit and update if you are not in Automatic Update mode IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 20 © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES .Step 7: Change the Design and Resolve ? From the analysed results.1 and change the overall length value from 6.375 to 9 inches. you need to modify the part ?Double click part screw on the structure tree to activate the design workbench ?Double click sketch.3 of shaft. you’ll find that the stress is higher than the yield strength of steel.

Step 8: Reanalyse the results ? You only need to launch a new computation: all FEM specifications are associative with geometry ?Double click on Finite Element Model in the specification tree ?Click on the Compute icon to rerun the compute without preview ?Check the Von Mises stresses by clicking again on the Von Mises icon ? You can check that the Maximum Von Mises stress is now less than the yield strength of steel IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 21 © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES .

Manual Settings IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES .

select Tools + Options… IBM Product Lifecycle Management Solutions / Dassault Systemes Page 23 © 1997 – 2001 DASSAULT SYSTEMES ? Under General+Parameters. select the Pound Force (lbf) unit ?Finally on the Pressure line select the Lb. select Units tab ?Select the Length line and with the scroll down menu. in the Options Popup window.Setting the environment Setting the environment ? For this exercise you will need to change some Options ?In the Menu bar. force per square inch (psi) unit ?Click OK to confirm the settings . choose the Inch(in) unit ?On the Force line.

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