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SolidWorks COSMOS Use | SolidWorks COSMOS Analysis | Plastics Application | Elastomer Application | Metal-Forming Applications

Plastics Application:

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Household appliances, medical devices, electrical fittings among others incorporate numerous plastic product designs that need critical design validation to meet functional requirements. COSMOS finds extensive use in validating plastic product designs for functional efficiency and optimal usage of materials.

Capabilities of COSMOS include:

  • Snap-fit simulation for stresses and deflections
  • Limit load analysis of critical load bearing components
  • Strength calculations of reinforced plastics
  • Kinematic analysis of actuation systems and mechanisms
  • Optimization of designs for least cost and weight

Elastomer Applications:

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Elastomers such as rubber require special treatment due to material non-linear behavior, COSMOS provides a rich set of resources for accurately modeling real-world problems involving high geometric and material non-linearities. Applications of COSMOS in non-linear domain are wide ranging.

Some of the functionalities include:

  • Seal behavior subjected to pre-stress due to assembly and operational loading
  • Inflation of tyres with steel / Nylon chord reinforcements
  • Assembly and operational strains in boots, bellows, gaskets, door-seals, bushings, mounts and other visco-elastic materials
  • On-road condition simulation of wheel-tyre assembly, for contact patch calculations and wheel radial fatigue life
  • Contact Stress analysis of seals subjected to pressure, temperature and frictional effects

Metal Forming Applications:

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COSMOS enables users to simulate elasto-plastic deformations of metals subjected to contact and large strains, within the realm of implicit integration.

Some of the applications include:

  • Forging of cylindrical billets
  • Sheet-metal drawing of simple geometries
  • Roll forming of metal sections

SolidWorks COSMOS 2011 | SolidWorks COSMOS Works | Machine Design Applications | Material Handling Equipment Applications

Machine Design Applications:

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COSMOS is the most popular validation software among machine designers involved in design and development of ingenuous systems performing complex functions. When feasibility, efficiency and reliability challenges require to be addressed. COSMOS has always delivered without any compromise on cost and functionality. A partial list of COSMOS usage in the machine building industry are provided as under:

  • Stiffness (deflection) and stress calculations of load bearing members
  • Frequency and Vibration estimation for machine spindles and power train
  • Kinematic simulations of mechanisms involving lower (such as revolute, prismatic) and higher order pair (Gears and Cams)
  • Infinite life designs of high speed actuation systems
  • Strength and Durability calculation’s for pressure, machining centers, fixtures, positioning devices, hydraulic and pneumatic actuators, structural sub systems among others
  • Bearing, Cam follower contact load calculation’s
  • Gearbox stiffness and vibration calculations

Material Handling Equipment Applications:

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Conveyors, Cranes, Scissor Jacks, Lifting Devices among other material handling equipment’s are required to provide fail – safe service without compromising on safety. Though Indian and Internationally accepted Standards provide guidelines for design of these equipment’s, they serve as guidelines for incorporating best design practices. Finite Element analysis has become commonplace to address cost and weight challenges without compromising on integrity, safety and longevity of such heavy-duty mechanical systems. COSMOS has been aiding design engineers in providing fail-safe designs to address mission critical requirements.

Some of the areas of applications include:

  • Stiffness and strength calculations of load bearing members
  • Factor of safety calculations for combination of loads involving self-weight, payload, wind-loads (for outdoor applications) among others
  • Natural frequency calculations for girders
  • Weight and Cost reduction strategies for load bearing members
  • Limit load analysis and buckling load factor calculations for full systems
  • Performance simulations of shipboard equipment’s subjected to shock and vibrations