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Checking for overturn?

Question asked by Legt Chevrollier on Sep 9, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 13, 2012 by Chris Michalski

Is it possible to check an object for overturn (overturning momentum) in Solidworks?

 

I used to do an analysis for for overturning effect by hand until now, for objects in 2d plane (extruded in third dimension). This is an example of bench:

 

wall2a.jpg

("A" point represents the reference point for overturning)

Overturn condition:

F1 * a ≤ 1.5 * F2 *b

 

 

But what should I do when the objects are not planar (planar but extruded in third dimension like this bench)?

Here is an example of a 3d irregular shaped object:

 

wall5.jpg

It is not possible to check for overturn this kind of irregular shaped object by hand. Because forces no longer lie in the same plane:

 

wall6.jpg

 

Some other combinations:

wall7.jpg

 

here is .3ds file of this object:
http://www.mediafire.com/?qxx7gqp1ndt9s6x

Can Solidworks help when it comes to this check for overlturn?

 

Thank you.

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