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Weird static simulation results

Question asked by Hao Tang on Apr 16, 2016
Latest reply on May 3, 2016 by Hao Tang

Hi. I'm doing a static simulation of 200 Newtons on a beam secured by bolts. There are three ways the beam is secured: two bolts, one bolt on the side, or one bolt on the front. The results are weird.

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Two questions: Why would having two bolts and one bolt on the side create so much displacement as opposed to the one bolt on the front? Also, in general, what does the static simulation mean? Does it mean I am instantaneously applying 200 N of force on the beam, say like dropping a 200 N brick onto it? Or?

 

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

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