In meshing, it will split the mathematical model into finite elements through a process of discretization. The mesh will influences the results accuracy, convergence of results and the solution time. Normally, SOLIDWORKS Simulation will suggest medium mesh density. Mesh density will directly affects the accuracy of results. The smaller the elements, the lower the discretization errors, but the longer the meshing and solution time. After meshing, the discretized load and supports are applied to nodes of the finite element mesh.
For this example, we use the default mesh size given by SOLIDWORKS Simulation and selected Curvature-based mesh. We apply high quality mesh for the mesh generation.
That’s all for the steps for preprocessing.
Next, we will know about the processing stage ( Run the study).
You may follow these steps below to conduct the same example as above:
- Right click on “Mesh” and select “Create Mesh” (Simulation Study Tree Area)
- Mesh density settings by default.
- Check on the “Mesh Parameter” and select “Curvature-based mesh”.
- Switch to another tab and make sure all of the part is under High quality mesh.