Verifying and Validating the Model Setup - Lesson 1

In this lesson, we look at some of the key components that should be checked to help ensure that the obtained results are accurate. Many things can go wrong during an analysis, from a small unit error to several faulty initial assumptions; therefore verifying and validating a model is a critical step. Many new users may take this section for granted and presume that the computed results are accurateThis lesson helps in establishing good practices for a new analyst performing stress analysis.

Video Highlights

3:56 - Reaction force results

6:49 - Specifying Point Mass

9:17 - Understanding and including Weak Springs

10:56 - Deformation scaling

11:09 - Probing simulation results

11:59 - Reporting Precise Mass Summary

12:45 - Weak Spring visualization and force reaction

14:09 - Understanding Vector Principal stress plots

Simulation Files

Download the accompanying geometry and archived files used in the video lesson here. Download Ansys Student for free here.