As a final project for my Finite Element Analysis Class, I had to model an item in Solidworks and perform a mechanical analysis in ANSYS. I chose to analyze the university provided bookcase I was using to hold my computer in an unconventional configuration.

Skills Used

  • Solidworks part and assembly design

  • Modeling of a real-world item

  • ANSYS structural analysis

  • Technical report writing



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.