As a final project for my Finite Element Analysis Class, I was assigned the task of modeling an item in Solidworks and performing a mechanical analysis in ANSYS. I chose to analyze the university provided bookcase I was using to hold my computer in an unconventional configuration.
My analysis was able to show that I was safely using my bookcase upside down even though it was holding a heavy object. I learned how to import 3D models into ANSYS to test and verify designs. I also had the chance to practice my report writing abilities on a project that had no predetermined outcome provided.