Hello Everyone, I have read a lot in the forums and have not found a solution so I figured I would make my first post. I am a college student with not a lot of experience so I apologize if I ask for more detail regarding specific directions.
I am trying to simulate and compare a few different bike rim designs and find which one would have the strongest wall/design with impacting a curb/steel beam/ ect.
I have modeled out the design into a 10" extrusion and have tried doing drop tests on the part with a second "steel impact part" in a drop test but my results are not giving what I am looking for. In the "Impact Test" photo you can see that I did a drop test and had a Displacement of the rim of 1.22mm into the "Steel head". However, when doing other simulations, I don't feel I am getting the results I would expect. I am trying to determine which rim would have the best impact resistance with a beam/curb hitting at 25ft/sec.
Is drop test the correct simulation? Or am I way off? Thanks a lot!!!
Note: The "BikeRim and Curb" photo was when I tried doing a static impact with two fixed sides.