If you have ever wondered about the accuracy of computational analysis, you are not alone. When testing your designs, you need to be certain you're using a tool that provides reliable results. You cannot leave anything to chance.
Enter AFNOR, the Association Française de NORmalisation, French Standardization Association. AFNOR published a Structural Analysis Software Validation Guide with proven examples of accurate analyses. To determine the accuracy of SOLIDWORKS Simulation, 101 validation examples (including linear static analysis, vibration, dynamic response, thermal, and nonlinear) from the guide were analyzed by SOLIDWORKS Simulation and compared to AFNOR benchmarks.
This report presents the accuracy of results provided by SOLIDWORKS Simulation and found that SOLIDWORKS generally falls within 1 percent of the ideal solution.