SimScale provides both static and dynamic structural analysis capabilities. When is it necessary to perform a dynamic analysis?
If your applications involves significant accelerating or decelerating motion, inertial forces will be present and a dynamic analysis is required to capture their effects. For slow moving cases with little acceleration pseudo-static analysis will suffice.
There are two main situations in which engineers apply dynamic analysis on the SimScale platform:
- Impact loading, for example drop testing or shock analysis
- Oscillatory motion caused by harmonic forcing. Dynamic analysis can accurately capture resonant behaviour when it is experienced.