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When Do I Need a Dynamic Analysis?


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:

  1. Impact loading, for example drop testing or shock analysis
  2. Oscillatory motion caused by harmonic forcing. Dynamic analysis can accurately capture resonant behaviour when it is experienced.

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Last updated: October 12th, 2020

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